Adéu a Nihil Obstat | Hola a The Catalan Analyst

Després de 13 anys d'escriure en aquest bloc pràcticament sense interrumpció, avui el dono per clausurat. Això no vol dir que m'hagi jubilat de la xarxa, sinó que he passat el relleu a un altra bloc que segueix la mateixa línia del Nihil Obstat. Es tracta del bloc The Catalan Analyst i del compte de Twitter del mateix nom: @CatalanAnalyst Us recomano que els seguiu.

Moltes gràcies a tots per haver-me seguit amb tanta fidelitat durant tots aquests anys.

dijous, 18 de setembre de 2008

John Le Carré va estar temptat de passar-se als soviètics

L'exespia britànic i escriptor John Le Carré reconeix que va estar temptat de passar-se al camp soviètic:

JOHN LE CARRE, the espionage writer, has revealed that he was tempted to defect to the Soviet Union during the cold war.

The author, whose real name is David Cornwell, wrote his first novel while working for MI6 in 1961. He says he was not attracted to communism – he was just curious to find out what life was like behind the iron curtain in the 1960s.
His books, including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, portray a world of moral ambiguities.

In an interview in today’s News Review, le Carré says: “When you spy intensively and you get closer and closer to the border . . . it seems such a small step to jump . . . and, you know, find out the rest.” Asked if he was genuinely tempted, he said: “Yes, there was a time when I was, yes.”