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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

In John Le Carre's classic novel of espionage and betrayal, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Liz Gold represents innocence, naivety, and oppression. As a Jewish woman, and as was seen with the...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2018 5:08 pm UTC

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Alec Leamas, the protagonist of John Le Carre's seminal Cold War espionage novel The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, is a burned-out field operative for the British foreign intelligence service,...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 2:09 am UTC

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The fity-year-old spy Alec Leamas is the central character in John Le Carre's second novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. As the novel opens Leamas is shown as beginning to lack motivation in...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2012 5:22 pm UTC

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Drinking is the only way Alec Leamas knows how to handle the deeply traumatic events he encountered during World War Two. Then he watched in horror as many innocent people died, and the appalling...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2019 7:08 am UTC

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

I believe the name "the circus" comes from the fact that the MI6, which is (essentially) the British CIA, supposedly has or had its headquarters at Caimbridge Circus. The link below refers to this.

Latest answer posted June 3, 2007 1:58 pm UTC

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Since the protagonist is a spy, spy training is very important both to his job and to the plot of the novel. Alec Leamas is a veteran spy who is beginning to lose his skills; he is recruited for a...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2012 7:46 pm UTC

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The basic premise of this "absurd" play is that two men are waiting for another, who never comes. Its theme centers around the futility and emptiness of life. Man struggles to find meaning in life,...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2010 10:55 pm UTC

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

One theme that is common to The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) by John le Carre and Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller is sanity and insanity. In Le Carre's novel, the spy out in the cold is...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2010 2:11 am UTC

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