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Conversations with John le Carré by Matthew…

Conversations with John le Carré (2004)

by Matthew J. Bruccoli (Editor), Judith S. Baughman (Editor), John Le Carré (Author)

Other authors: Michael Barber (Contributor), Melvyn Bragg (Contributor), James Cameron (Contributor), Leigh Crutchley (Contributor), Michael Dean (Contributor)8 more, Robert G. Deindorfer (Contributor), Elizabeth Easton (Contributor), Alan Franks (Contributor), Miriam Gross (Contributor), Godfrey Hodgson (Contributor), Paul Vaughan (Contributor), Vera Volmane (Contributor), Alan Watson (Contributor)

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One of the "Literary Conversation" Series. My favourite quote from the scripted responses to interviewers is one that came after a question about discipline/violence in the British School System of the 1940s and 50s which he gave awareness to in his early books. He said: "I feel surrounded by violence. It isn't a persecution mania, it's simply an awareness of the essential violence of people, the result of being inarticulate, the result of being overcrowded, of being pursued by noise."
That statement alone makes him a really interesting person. There are more like that, thoughtful and more than devised, packaged and rote responses to questions.
If you like Le Carre books , you'll probably like this investigation into his processes. ( )
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Bruccoli, Matthew J.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baughman, Judith S.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Carré, JohnAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Barber, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bragg, MelvynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cameron, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crutchley, LeighContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dean, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deindorfer, Robert G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Easton, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Franks, AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gross, MiriamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hodgson, GodfreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vaughan, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Volmane, VeraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watson, AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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