Parution: Paradoxa Volume 24 Espionage Fiction The Seduction of Clandestinity

Paradoxa Volume 24

Espionage Fiction

The Seduction of Clandestinity

Paradoxa, Volume 24, Espionage Fiction: The Seduction of Clandestinity.

“This issue of Paradoxa on espionage fiction engages novelists and scholars in a wide-ranging conversation on the genre from the early twentieth century to the post-9/11 era. The essays are attentive to contemporary literary theory and build on previous critical paradigms while positing new frameworks for analysis. Single author articles reevaluate canonical figures as well as authors who challenge the traditional male-centered history of the genre. Extensive interviews with Gayle Lynds and Olen Steinhauer become illuminating dialogues on espionage fiction and writers’ methods. Virtually all readers will learn much from this fine collection.” –Kay Mussell, Professor Emerita of Literature at American University and co-editor of North American Romance Writers (1999)

“This new collection of essays is rich in the secret byways of international intrigue. Spy fiction deserves the serious attention found in this superb issue of Paradoxa. Just keep it a secret.” –Clive Bloom, Professor Emeritus, Middlesex University, editor of Spy Thrillers: From Buchan to le Carré (1990)

“This enterprising and varied collection sheds new light on the gendering of spy fiction and permutations of the genre since the Cold War. It addresses neglected figures, offers new interpretations of established authors, and includes an exceptionally thorough survey of recent espionage fiction beyond its usual Anglo-American parameters. The collection profits throughout from situating the genre within its evolving cultural contexts after World War II and in the wake of 9/11. An extra bonus is the inclusion of in-depth interviews with novelists Gayle Lynds and Olen Steinhauer as well as critic LeRoy Lad Panek.” –David Seed, Professor of English at the University of Liverpool and editor of A Companion to Twentieth Century United States Fiction (2010).


  • 7 , Introduction, Robert Lance Snyder
  • 11, In Light of the Other: The Hero and the Adversarial Spy, Emma Grundy Haigh
  • 31, Domestic Intelligence: Marriage and Espionage in Helen MacInnes’s Fiction, Christine Bold
  • 55, Manning Coles: The Intermodernism of Espionage Fiction, Mary Anne Schofield
  • 73, Dorothy Gilman’s Mrs. Pollifax and Ian Fleming’s James Bond: Soft and Hard Spy Fiction, Rosie White
  • 91, (Im)Perfect Spies: Identity and the Pathology of the Cold War in John le Carré’s The Perfect Spy and The Secret Pilgrim, Brian E. Crim
  • 107, Spying Women: Gayle Lynds’s Espionage Fiction, Charlotte Beyer
  • 127, The French Espionage Dossier: Trends in Francophone Spy Fiction since 2000, Paul Bleton
  • 161, A Life Spent Lying: The Identity Crises of Post 9/11 Spy Fiction, Lee Horsley
  • 177, The Budapest Spy: Spy-Fiction Elements in a Contemporary Hungarian Crime Series”, Sándor Kálai
  • 187, Roman Monde: Hédi Kaddour’s Waltenberg, Bérengère Vachonfrance-Levet
  • 199, Gayle Lynds’s Espionage Thrillers: An Interview, Charlotte Beyer
  • 215, “Writing Is a Way of Thinking”: An Interview with Olen Steinhauer, Lee Horsley and David Willingham
  • 243, Espionage Versus Detective Fiction: An Interview with LeRoy Lad Panek, Robert Lance Snyder
  • 263, Review of La Cristallisation de l’ombre: Les origines oubliées du roman d’espionnage sous la IIIe République, Gwyneth Jones
  • 269, Indirect Object: A Review of The Art of Indirection in British Espionage Fiction: A Critical Study of Six Novelists, James Winchell
  • 277, “Latter Day Gnostics”?: A Review of Rip Tide, The Geneva Trap, the Trinity Six, and A Foreign Country, Robert Lance Snyder

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