[Msa-discuss] ESPIONAGE and EXILE in Fiction and FILM
Phyllis B Lassner
phyllisl at northwestern.edu
Wed Jul 13 15:11:50 EDT 2016
New book announcement
ESPIONAGE AND EXILE: FASCISM AND ANTIFASCISM IN BRITISH FICTION AND FILM by Phyllis Lassner
(Edinburgh University Press)
Espionage and Exile demonstrates that from the 1930s through the Cold War British writers Eric Ambler, Helen MacInnes, John le Carr?, Pamela Frankau and filmmaker Leslie Howard combine propaganda and popular entertainment to call for resistance to political oppression. Their spy fictions deploy themes of deception and betrayal to warn audiences of the consequences of Nazi Germany's conquests and later, the fusion of Fascist and Communist oppression. With politically charged suspense and compelling plots and characters, these writers challenge distinctions between villain and victim and exile and belonging by dramatizing relationships between stateless refugees, British agents, and most dramatically, between the ethics of espionage and responses to international crisis.
For review copies email: IHNATOVA Zuzana <Zuzana.Ihnatova at eup.ed.ac.uk<mailto:Zuzana.Ihnatova at eup.ed.ac.uk>>
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