John Le Carrer – Encounter – with open letter to Russia by John Le Carre

John Le Carrer – Encounter – with open letter to Russia by John Le Carre

john le carre encounter1

John Le Carrer – Encounter – with open letter to Russia by John Le Carre

£150.00

In stock

£150.00

PLEASE NOTE:
We are still posting books everyone.
Keep safe and keep reading!

London Encounter Magazine 1966

Quarto (249 x 180mm), pp. 96. 2 colour-printed plates with advertisements recto-and-verso. (Very light browning.) Original colour printed wrappers. (Spine faded, extremities lightly rubbed, a few light spots on lower wrapper.) A very good copy. John le Carré’s ‘To Russia, with Greetings’ which opens this issue of Encounter was written in reaction to a Russian critic’s discussion of le Carré’s work in October 1965, which accused him of being an apologist for the Cold War; in response, le Carré analyses the Communist reception of his works within the Cold War context and proposes that James Bond, ‘the hyena who stalks the capitalist deserts, […] an identifiable antagonist sustained by capital and kept in good heart by the charms of a materialist society’ — among other things — ‘is on your side, not mine’, closing: ‘Now that you have honoured the qualities which created him, it is only a matter of time before you recruit him […]: the Russian Bond is on his way’. The publication of this letter in 1966 was apposite: four Bond films, all starring Sean Connery, had been released by that point — Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965) — and Fleming’s final Bond novel, The Man with the Golden Gun, had appeared in the previous year. During 1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, le Carré’s best-selling third novel, was made into a film and its sequel, The Looking-Glass War, was published. This issue also includes, among other things, a feature on ‘Scarfe in New York’ and contributions by Robert Graves, Frank Kermode, and Anthony Burgess.

Availability: 1 in stock SKU: 13035 Categories: , Tags: , , ,
View basket

Description

London Encounter Magazine 1966

Quarto (249 x 180mm), pp. 96. 2 colour-printed plates with advertisements recto-and-verso. (Very light browning.) Original colour printed wrappers. (Spine faded, extremities lightly rubbed, a few light spots on lower wrapper.) A very good copy. John le Carré’s ‘To Russia, with Greetings’ which opens this issue of Encounter was written in reaction to a Russian critic’s discussion of le Carré’s work in October 1965, which accused him of being an apologist for the Cold War; in response, le Carré analyses the Communist reception of his works within the Cold War context and proposes that James Bond, ‘the hyena who stalks the capitalist deserts, […] an identifiable antagonist sustained by capital and kept in good heart by the charms of a materialist society’ — among other things — ‘is on your side, not mine’, closing: ‘Now that you have honoured the qualities which created him, it is only a matter of time before you recruit him […]: the Russian Bond is on his way’. The publication of this letter in 1966 was apposite: four Bond films, all starring Sean Connery, had been released by that point — Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965) — and Fleming’s final Bond novel, The Man with the Golden Gun, had appeared in the previous year. During 1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, le Carré’s best-selling third novel, was made into a film and its sequel, The Looking-Glass War, was published. This issue also includes, among other things, a feature on ‘Scarfe in New York’ and contributions by Robert Graves, Frank Kermode, and Anthony Burgess.

15% OFF
CLAIM OFFER
Opt-in
YOUR FIRST ORDER
CLAIM
20% OFF
CLAIM
YOUR FIRST ORDER
GET MY DISCOUNT CODE
Opt-in