Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Telegraph skewers John Le Carre

John le Carré: a painfully dated figure with the political views of a cartoonist

No, it is the glaring contradiction between the nuance and moral complexity of a le Carré novel and the jarring simplicity of his views, however sonorously he might express them....

For a master novelist, he talks about current affairs in the simple terms of a cartoonist. His opponents are lunatics and that’s that. One of his essays is entitled simply: "The United States of America has Gone Mad."

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