Cold War machinations
Sarah Lonsdale recounts how writers became enmeshed in national struggles; Jane Yager tells the surprising story of DIY punk in the DDR; we talk to Robert Potts about the pleasures of reading John le Carré ("I was never happier than when I was reading John le Carré")
Cold Warriors: Writers who waged the literary Cold War, by Duncan White
Burning Down the Haus: Punk rock, revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall, by Tim Mohr
Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré
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