Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2018

272 Pages | 12 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474431477

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Espionage and Exile

Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film

Phyllis Lassner

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • he first narrative analysis of mid-twentieth century British spy thrillers demonstrating their critiques of political responses to the dangers of Fascism, Nazism, and Communism
  • Combines research in history and political theory with literary and film analysis
  • Adds interpretive complexity to understanding the political content of modern cultural production
  • Original close readings of the fiction of Eric Ambler, John Le Carré and British women spy thriller writers of World War II and the Cold War, including Helen MacInnes, Ann Bridge, and Pamela Frankau as well as the wartime radio broadcasts and films of Leslie Howard