The naïve and sentimental lover. London, November 2000.
The naïve and sentimental lover. JOHN LE CARRÉ, the pseudonym for David Cornwell, was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. His third novel, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, became a worldwide bestseller. The Naïve and Sentimental Lover is widely regarded as the blip in my work, the aberration or, more baldly, the turkey.
Aldo Cassidy is the naive and sentimental lover. Cassidy, plunged into a whirlpool of recklessness and spontaneity, becomes a man bewildered and agonised as he is torn between two poles of a nature more complex than he had ever imagined. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. The basic story of The Naive and Sentimental Lover is a familiar one – it’s about a bourgeois male who is successful in his life but still suffers from its essential emptiness and finds himself seduced by the bohemian lifestyle (represented here by a married couple rather than the more customary single femme fatale) to which he eventually falls victim. And in the beginning, Le Carré’s novel does indeed look like a British retelling of Professor Unrat (by Heinrich Mann, most famous in its movie version, Der Blaue Engel, with Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings).
John Le Carré world, and how much the world . .
John Le Carré world, and how much the world owes you. Mummy and Daddy met in Dublin at a dance.
When first published, The Naīve and Sentimental Lover came as a bolt from the blue - an abrupt departure for the world's grandmaster of spy thrillers. Nearly thirty years later, an increasing number of le Carré fans have come to applaud his versatility, and treasure this tale for the qualities they have discerned in all his novels: a constant pulse of humor, great humanity, and a page-turning way of storytelling. Le Carré's hero is Aldo Cassidy, "the naīve and sentimental lover," a tycoon caught frantically between two astonishing loves.
When first published, The Naïve and Sentimental Lover came as a bolt from the blue - an abrupt departure for the world's grandmaster of spy thrillers. Le Carré's hero is Aldo Cassidy, "the naïve and sentimental lover," a tycoon caught frantically between two astonishing loves. John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen.
The Naive and Sentimental Lovers is plodding and takes forever to get to its end .
The Naive and Sentimental Lovers is plodding and takes forever to get to its end point. The culture clash between the bohemian couple and the businessman (Aldo Cassidy, "pram" manufacturer) could have. David John Moore Cornwell writes bestselling espionage thrillers under the pseudonym John le Carré. The pseudonym was necessary when he began writing, in the early 1960s because, at that time, he held a diplomatic position with the British Foreign Office and was not allowed to publish under his own name. When his third book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, became a worldwide bestseller in 1964, le Carré left the foreign service to write full time.
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The Naïve and Sentimental Lover is John le Carré's sixth novel and his only non-genre novel
The Naïve and Sentimental Lover is John le Carré's sixth novel and his only non-genre novel. The story has autobiographical elements, as it is based on the author's relationship with James and Susan Kennaway following the breakdown of le Carré's first marriage. The novel was published in the same year as his divorce. The novel had ugly critical reception.