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Espionage and exile : fascism and anti-fascism in British spy fiction and film / Phyllis Lassner.

Author:
Lassner, Phyllis [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016].
  • ©2016
Description:
1 online resource (vii, 245 pages) : illustrations.
Summary note:
Espionage and Exile" demonstrates that from the 1930s through the Cold War British writers Eric Ambler, Helen MacInnes, John le Carre, Pamela Frankau and filmmaker Leslie Howard combine propaganda and popular entertainment to call for resistance to political oppression. Their spy fictions deploy themes of deception and betrayal to warn audiences of the consequences of Nazi Germany's conquests and later, the fusion of Fascist and Communist oppression. With politically charged suspense and compelling plots and characters, these writers challenge distinctions between villain and victim and exile and belonging by dramatising relationships between stateless refugees, British agents, and most dramatically, between the ethics of espionage and responses to international crisis.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-238) and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Spy stories, EnglishHistory and criticism [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9781474401111 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1474401112 ((electronic bk.))
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