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by John le Carré

  • Author: John le Carré
  • ISBN: 0140263179
  • ISBN13: 978-0140263176
  • ePub: 1540 kb | FB2: 1786 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada; 1st ptg. edition (October 7, 1997)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Tailor Of Panama ePub download

Le Carré’s evocation of Panama is rich in surreal detail and brilliantly rendered character; faced with such a. .In every angle of light, this is a wonderful book

Le Carré’s evocation of Panama is rich in surreal detail and brilliantly rendered character; faced with such a barrage of style and skill, we willingly believe. In every angle of light, this is a wonderful book. It’s as if le Carré had taken certain narrative strands from Graham Greene at his sunniest (Our Man in Heaven) and his darkest (The Heart of the Matter) and woven them expertly into a single riveting tale, populated by vividly rendered central characters and hilarious bit-players. The Tailor of Panama is not just a brilliant spy novel. It’s brilliant, period.

David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), better known by the pen name John le Carré (/ləˈkæreɪ/), is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author.

I am a fan of John Le Carre but I can't say I like all of his books. He seems to have peaked somewhere between A Perfect Spy and The Little Drummer Girl. The Tailor of Panama, published in 1996, is one of his post-Cold War era books and contains his usual themes of betrayal and human weakness in the murky world of espionage. In his acknowledgements he admits to a desire to write a satire along the lines of Graham Greene's brilliant Our Man in Havana, a farcical look at a the consequences of fabricated intelligence. Le Carre looked around for a 1990s equivalent of Batista's Cuba.

Le tailleur de panama (film) - Le Tailleur de Panama (The Tailor of Panama) est un film américano irlandais, réalisé par John Boorman, d après le roman éponyme de John le Carré, et sorti en 2001. Le Tailleur de Panama (film) - Le Tailleur de Panama (The Tailor of Panama) est un film américano irlandais, réalisé par John Boorman, d après le roman éponyme de John le Carré, et sorti en 2001.

The Tailor of Panama book. At the end of The Tailor Of Panama John Le Carré acknowledges his debt to a previous work that presented a similar theme, Graham Greene’s Our Man In Havana

The Tailor of Panama book. At the end of The Tailor Of Panama John Le Carré acknowledges his debt to a previous work that presented a similar theme, Graham Greene’s Our Man In Havana. Both books are about the oxymoron that we call intelligence, so often self-contradictory because the label is only useful when there’s a lack of it. Such gaps need to be filled, and when we don’t have sufficient material it might be necessary to invent a little, just to keep everyone happy.

In Panama everyone knows Harry Pendel Le Carré is masterfully cunning at releasing his information in dramatic instalments, deploying the constituent parts of the plot with great rhythm and timing.

In Panama everyone knows Harry Pendel. 8) Le Carré's narrative technique Le Carré is masterfully cunning at releasing his information in dramatic instalments, deploying the constituent parts of the plot with great rhythm and timing. Le Carré is masterfully cunning at releasing his information in dramatic instalments, deploying the constituent parts of the plot with great rhythm and timing.

David John Moore Cornwell was born in Poole, Dorsetshire, England in 1931. He attended Bern University in Switzerland from 1948-49 and later completed a . at Lincoln College, Oxford. He taught at Eton from 1956-58 and was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. He writes espionage thrillers under the pseudonym John le Carré.

Le Carr's Panamathe young country of . million souls which, on December 31, 1999, will gain full control of the Panama Canalis a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and corruption. Seldom has the weight of the global politics descended so heavily on such a tiny and unprepared nation

Tailor of Panama Le Carre Random House (USA) 9780345420435 Портной из Панамы Ле Карре: Harry Pendel is the charismatic proprietor and guiding genius of a top . Tailor of Panama, Le Carre. Варианты приобретения. Кол-во: о цене Наличие: Отсутствует.

Tailor of Panama Le Carre Random House (USA) 9780345420435 Портной из Панамы Ле Карре: Harry Pendel is the charismatic proprietor and guiding genius of a top Panama City tailoring firm. Возможна поставка под заказ. При оформлении заказа до: 25 окт 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: конец Ноября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

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GAMER
This was one of the last of the many John Le Carre novels I have read. Inspired in part by Graham Greene's "Our Man in Havana." As in Greene's novel, this one ridicules the tendency of British intelligence services to accept questionable local Panamanian sources provided by Harry Pendel, an ex-convict British expatriate tailor who invents a Saville Row connection and a nonexistent mentor and former partner. He proceeds to invent a conspiracy involving students and fishermen trying to stop corrupt sale of the canal on the eve of the turnover of the canal to Panama around the time of its transfer from US control. A mysterious British intelligence service controlled by a Fleet Street press baron passes the information on to the US which mounts a second invasion of Panama. Le Carre has said he was inspired by his own constant reinventing and reimagining himself.
Mullador
I've only read a few Le Carre novels in my life, and it's been years, if not decades, since the last. What I distinctly remember about the earlier reads was the appalling sadness of it all, how spying's general nature is the ruination of all good people involved.

You get that here, too, but the tone is somewhat different, with the post Cold War confusion of targets and allies and enemies creating as much farce as tragedy. I did laugh; people were destroyed; I got what I paid for.

I decided to try this novel because I was traveling to Panama, a country whose list of fiction, about or from, is so sparse as to contain arguably just the Tailor of Panama and not much else. It did help set the mood for me while I was there, but the lives of these people - the elite and expats and governors and the powerful - is so distant from a tourist like me that I might have been in a different country than the one in the book. Nevertheless, I did it. I went to the odd little country called Panama, read that one book, and enjoyed the experience overall.
Efmprof
Just magic - there are scenes so rich that you'll never forget them. Le Carre wraps us in another masterpiece and the production and acting are so right! I don't buy movies but I had to have this at hand. You won't be sorry!
Atineda
I am a fan of John Le Carre but I can't say I like all of his books. He seems to have peaked somewhere between A Perfect Spy and The Little Drummer Girl. The Tailor of Panama, published in 1996, is one of his post-Cold War era books and contains his usual themes of betrayal and human weakness in the murky world of espionage. In his acknowledgements he admits to a desire to write a satire along the lines of Graham Greene's brilliant Our Man in Havana, a farcical look at a the consequences of fabricated intelligence. Le Carre looked around for a 1990s equivalent of Batista's Cuba and settled on Panama in the years just after the 1989 US invasion (Operation Just Cause). Le Carre did significant on-site research in Panama to prepare for this book. As a result, his insights into Panamanian culture, history and politics ring very true. The story involves a British ex-pat named Harry Pendel who runs a men's store right out of London's garment district called Pendel and Braithwaite Ltd ("Formerly of Savile Row"). As such he is tailor to the movers and shakers of Panamanian society; its politicians, its gangsters, its American occupiers, et al. But Pendel is living a fabricated life, with a fabricated past even his wife is unaware of. He is really a British ex-con who learned to make suits in prison and came to Panama to start all over again. Because of his secret past and mounting financial debts, the vulnerable Pendel is easily exploited by fledgling MI-6 agent and "Panama Canal expert" Andy Oxnard to serve as a British spy. The obnoxious Oxnard cultivates Pendel both as an agent and head of an agent network, using his substantial operational funding to pay for their secret double-life (and Oxnard's own out-of-control appetites), never realizing that Pendal's intelligence is fiction, based on innuendo, gossip and imagination; and his agent network nothing more than Pendel's unwitting friends and wife. The result is a tragic comedy of errors as the scam unravels, people die or are betrayed and the entire scheme is wiped away by another American invasion -- the result of Oxnard's bogus intelligence products.
This is not an easy book to read, a dark comedy at best. Le Carre's brilliant prose carries the day, but its high brow English prose, tough on an American ear. The post-Cold War liberal preachiness characterizing Le Carre's later books sometimes ruins the joke. The Americans are almost uniformly bad, card-board cut-out military types from Dr. Strangelove; the Brits are all cynical and inept (the most inept intelligence schemers since The Looking Glass War); the socialists and leftists are all wonderful and idealistic; and everyone is oversexed and cheating on their spouses -- a reflection of Le Carre's own lurid personal life. Le Carre's sense of comic timing starts out well -- this is high-end farce -- but as it moves towards its tragic conclusion it feels more and more forced. The idea that America is itching to re-invade Panama at the drop of a hat is a mean-spirited angle. But Le Carre has become crankier and more cynical with every outing (At least the liberal sermonizing isn't as bad as The Constant Gardner or The Mission Song). And his sense of humor, despite the cynicism, gives you a sense that he can still laugh at it all. But you won't feel better for having read this book. And time has left the book's rather obscure geo-political angle (an economic-expansionist Japan conspiring with a fragile Panamanian democracy against the West) far behind. For serious Le Carre fans only. The rest of you should move on to something more relevant... like an Andy McNab novel. Cheers!
Wilalmaine
Now I understand a little better how we ended up in Iraq. Pierce Bronson exquisitely plays the perfect S.O.B. and Geoffrey Rush, as always, very successfully captures his character fearing the loss of the things he holds dear and how deep a person will go to keep their secrets, when backed in a corner.
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