The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Analysis

John le Carre

Literary Techniques

As an espionage story, this work reveals all the labyrinthine intricacies of the profession of the spy. In developing the plot, le Carre is...

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(Critical Guide to British Fiction)

Adams, R. M. Review in The New York Review of Books. II (March 5, 1964), p. 13.

Boucher, Anthony. Review in The New York Times Book Review. L (January 12, 1964), p .5.

Palmer, Jerry. Thrillers: Genesis and Structure of a Popular Genre, 1979.

Symons, Julian. Mortal Consequences: A History from the Detective Story to the Crime Novel, 1973.

Literary Precedents

As an espionage story, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, and all of le Carre's works, with the possible exception of The Naive and...

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold was successfully filmed by Paramount in 1965, starring Richard Burton, who was nominated for an...

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