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The Circus Ringmaster: John le Carré

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Le Carré succeeds in what most authors dream of but few achieve: he creates fully realized worlds inhabited by complex human beings (well, men) dealing with complex issues. He manages this without resorting to infodumps or appendices.

First Nighter: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alec Guinness Spectacular on DVD

David Finkle | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The beauty of John le Carré's continuing canon is that his scrutiny of spies' lives is always a metaphor for humanity's broader existential predicaments.