John Le Carré

Latest John Le Carré Items
  • BOOK REVIEW: 'A Delicate Truth'

    I confess to being a fan of John le Carre, both for his skill at storytelling and for the razor-sharp characters he creates. Laser portraits of even secondary characters make the reader believe he actually knows people like that.


  • NFL players' union sues coaches' union in DC court

    In a legal skirmish between unions, the NFL Players Association is suing the NFL Coaches Association in D.C. Superior Court for about $650,000.


  • Goodell hears appeals from Saints' Payton, Loomis

    Sean Payton slipped out a back entrance from NFL headquarters and directly into to a waiting car.


  • Ryan Braun's lawyer criticizes drug collector

    Ryan Braun's lawyer criticized the lengthy statement from the person who collected the slugger's drug sample, saying Thursday the NL MVP "was properly vindicated."


  • Le Carre's Smiley novels and the end of English particularism

    George Smiley is, after a fashion, back.


  • Gary Oldman portrays George Smiley, who is called out of retirement from MI6 when a covert operation goes awry, in the latest but not greatest adaptation of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." (Focus Features via Associated Press)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'

    It's hard to imagine a film with more to live up to than "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." The brilliant John le Carre novel was superbly adapted to the small screen in 1979 in a BBC version that starred Alec Guinness as George Smiley, intelligence mandarin, cold warrior, scholar, cuckold and, famously, "the very archetype of a flabby Western liberal."


  • Oldman bests 'ghost of Guinness'

    Gary Oldman agonized over whether he should tinker with British spymaster George Smiley, a character who is an institution to John le Carre's readers and already had been played to perfection by Alec Guinness.


  • Pryor considering appeal of suspension after draft

    Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor could appeal the five-game suspension levied against him by the NFL should he be chosen in next week's supplemental draft, a decision that would add another layer of complexity to an already unprecedented situation.


  • Pryor considering appeal of suspension after draft

    Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor could appeal the five-game suspension levied against him by the NFL should he be chosen in next week's supplemental draft, a decision that would add another layer of complexity to an already unprecedented situation.


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