1st Edition

Spy Fiction, Spy Films and Real Intelligence

Edited By Wesley K. Wark Copyright 1991
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book won the Canadian Crime Writers' Arthur Ellis Award for the Best Genre Criticism/Reference book of 1991. This collection of essays is an attempt to explore the history of spy fiction and spy films and investigate the significance of the ideas they contain. The volume offers new insights into the development and symbolism of British spy fiction.

    Introduction, Wesley K. Wark; Chapter 1 Secret Negotiations, Christine Bold; Chapter 2 The Politics of Adventure in the Early British Spy Novel, David Trotter; Chapter 3 Decoding German Spies, Nicholas Hiley; Chapter 4 English Spy Thrillers in the Age of Appeasement, Eric Homberger; Chapter 5 Ireland in Spy Fiction, Keith Jeffery, Eunan O’Halpin; Chapter 6 Our Man in Havana, Their Man in Madrid, Denis Smyth; Chapter 7 The Development of the Espionage Film, Alan R. Booth; Chapter 8 Ethics and Spy Fiction, J.J. Macintosh; Chapter 9 Spy Fiction and Terrorism, Philip Jenkins; Chapter 10 Why I Write Spy Fiction, John Starnes; Chapter 11 Critical Afterthoughts and Alternative Historico-Literary Theories, D. Cameron Watt;


    Wesley K. Wark