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The Resource John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman

John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman

Label
John le Carré : the biography
Title
John le Carré
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Adam Sisman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this definitive biography Adam Sisman reveals the man behind the bestselling persona. In John le Carré, Sisman shines a spotlight on David Cornwell, an expert at hiding in plain sight. Of course, the pseudonym John le Carré has helped to keep the public at a distance. Sisman probes Cornwell's unusual upbringing, abandoned by his mother at the age of only five and raised by his con man father (when not in prison), and explores his background in British intelligence, as well as his struggle to become a writer, and his personal life. Sisman has benefited from unfettered access to le Carré's private archive, talked to the most important people in his life, and interviewed the man himself at length" --
Assigning source
provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sisman, Adam
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Le Carré, John
  • Novelists, English
  • Spy stories, English
Label
John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Bloomsbury."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-631) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Millionaire paupers -- 'We seek higher things' -- God and Mammon -- Wandering in the fog -- Serving your country -- 'That little college in Turl' -- 'This really is the end' -- Poor but happy -- 'Milk in first and then Indian' -- 'A dead-end sort of place' -- A small town in Germany -- Becoming John le Carré -- Naïve and sentimental love -- Caught in the machine -- Rich but restless -- Keeping the bitterness at bay -- 'You treated your father very badly' -- 'Does anyone know what's going on?' -- 'The love thief' -- Moscow rules -- 'Whatever are you going to write now?' -- 'He makes us look so good' -- The secret centre -- 'Mr angry' -- Beating the system
Control code
ocn881436875
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xx, 652 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062106278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062106278
  • (OCoLC)881436875
  • (Sirsi) b1362636x
Label
John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Bloomsbury."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-631) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Millionaire paupers -- 'We seek higher things' -- God and Mammon -- Wandering in the fog -- Serving your country -- 'That little college in Turl' -- 'This really is the end' -- Poor but happy -- 'Milk in first and then Indian' -- 'A dead-end sort of place' -- A small town in Germany -- Becoming John le Carré -- Naïve and sentimental love -- Caught in the machine -- Rich but restless -- Keeping the bitterness at bay -- 'You treated your father very badly' -- 'Does anyone know what's going on?' -- 'The love thief' -- Moscow rules -- 'Whatever are you going to write now?' -- 'He makes us look so good' -- The secret centre -- 'Mr angry' -- Beating the system
Control code
ocn881436875
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xx, 652 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062106278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062106278
  • (OCoLC)881436875
  • (Sirsi) b1362636x

Library Locations

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      37.0841169 -88.5988375
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