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Unser Mann in Havanna (1958)

von Graham Greene

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Ein harmloser, für den britischen Geheimdienst angeworbener Engländer in Havanna gerät mit seinen erfundenen Geheimberichten in die blutige Wirklichkeit.
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    Der Schneider von Panama von John le Carré (chrisharpe)
    chrisharpe: Le Carré's 1996 novel was inspired by Greene's "Our Man in Havana".
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    Picknick auf dem Eis von Andrey Kurkov (alalba)
    alalba: In both books the main character makes up stories as a way of keeping his job, in both cases, they become reality.
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    The Siege of Krishnapur von J. G. Farrell (terrazoon)
    terrazoon: Good satires are hard to find. Although the subject matter is different, if you like one you will probably like the other.
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    The Fat Plan von Glen Neath (sanddancer)
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    Der Geheimagent von Joseph Conrad (LamontCranston)
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    My Life In CIA: A Chronicle of 1973 von Harry Mathews (slickdpdx)
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Quelle est réalité; quelle est fiction? Sur un ton badin, Greene nous montre que la ligne se franchit d'un pas et peut avoir de graves conséquences. Pire... l'échiquier mondial risque fort d'être une invention d'hommes ivres de pouvoir ou paranoïaque de leur expérience ou de l'histoire enseignée... et ainsi se répète-elle.
Le livre reste léger voire amusant mais on peut facilement y voir une critique beaucoup plus sérieuse. ( )
  Cecilturtle | Oct 4, 2021 |
Our Man in Havana is comic in some detail but tragic in scope and theme. An M16 officer, Harry Hawthorne, seduces Cuban expat, Jim Wormold, and recruits him as head of station, Cuba. Single father, Wormold, is only interested in obtaining extra funds to pamper his seventeen year old daughter and invents agents, conspiracies and hidden mega-weapons to continue the ruse. Unhappily, this leads to "Three deaths, an unknown man called Raul, a black dachshund called Max, and an old doctor called Hasselbacher, he was the cause — and Carter."
The tragedy is that the misery brought about by real-life secret services is not comic. Dr. Hasselbacher points that out to Wormold, "You are in a trade where it is unsafe to love anybody or anything. They strike at that."
Greene's writing excels here. His characters breathe.
  RonWelton | Jun 5, 2021 |
This story must have been the inspiration for LeCarre's The Tailor of Panama. The main character, Wormold, is a bit of a shlub in pre-Castro 1958 Cuba, an expatriate English vacuum-cleaner salesman in Havana with a spoiled teenage daughter and a failing business (his company's new vacuum model is the Atomic Pile). He's somehow recruited by MI6. It's a farce (or "entertainment," as Greene would call it), but as the story unfolds, Wormold starts to redeem himself in unexpected ways. It's very smart and very funny and is wonderfully written. I would highly recommend the Penguin edition with the foreword by Christopher Hitchens. ( )
  alexlubertozzi | May 24, 2021 |
Entertaining and absurd adventure in mid-century male expat world. That now-faded mindset and Cuba just before the fall of the of old guard are memorably depicted. Here, the locus of the story is also the “intelligence” business, as in spies, but seen here as ridiculous and self-serving. Greene’s brisk and tidy telling means one could easily miss the themes and connections (as a young me probably did, on a breezy first reading in the 1980s) but Christopher Hitchens’ exceptionally clever and interesting introduction (to this Vintage Classics paperback edition; from 2006) gives context and analysis that enhances the work, or at least the reader’s appreciation of it. ( )
  eglinton | May 23, 2021 |
Um pacato inglês, vendedor de aspiradores de pó que vivem na Cuba prérevolução, vê, num convite para se tornar espião, a possibilidade de atender o pedido de aniversário de sua filha e sanar as dívidas de sua loja. Graham Greene cria uma história cheia de peripécias em que a espionagem se mistura com humor, relações internacionais, acontecimentos históricos e as belas paisagens da ilha caribenha.
  BolideBooks | May 14, 2021 |
10 of the Greatest Cold War Spy Novels
“Possibly the greatest writer of prose to devote so much of his time to the theme of espionage, Greene was himself briefly an intelligence agent. His WW 2 experiences in London, dealing with a disinformation-dealing agent in Portugal, provided the impetus for this satirical and prescient look at the spy game. Wormhold, a British vacuum salesman in Havana during the Batista regime, becomes a spy for the MI6 to better provide for his daughter (he’s a single parent). The reports Wormhold concocts involve imaginary agents, whose salaries he collects. But his lively reports begin to greatly interest London, who send in reinforcements, initiating a deadly black comedy of errors, making the hapless agent a Soviet target. In an instance of perfect casting, Alec Guinness portrayed Wormhold in the 1959 film version.”
Toward the end, as we go into a business luncheon at which Wormold is due to die, things begin to warm, and it seems we will get what we came for. But when, for a climax, a dog wanders into the dining room, laps the whisky Wormold spilled, dies, and thus gives warning of poison, things simply fall apart. I never saw a dog drink hard liquor, and don't believe this one did. However, I do believe he could read, and had had a look at the script, to know what he should do. All in all, little as a Greene fan likes to say it, this book misses, and in a thoroughly heartbreaking way, for it misses needlessly where it might have rung the bell.
hinzugefügt von John_Vaughan | bearbeitenNY Times, James M. Cain (Jul 12, 2011)
For once, Greene's Roman Catholic hang-ups, which make novels such as The End of the Affair so desolate, are kept in check - even joked about. "Hail Mary, quite contrary", prays convent-educated Milly, aged four. Nine years later she sets fire to a small American boy called Thomas Earl Parkman Junior because he's a Protestant - "and if there was going to be a persecution, Catholics could always beat Protestants at that game."

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Greene, GrahamAutorHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Grandfield, GeoffIllustratorCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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"Der Nigger da auf der Straße", sagte Dr. Hasselbacher am Tresen der Wonder Bar, "der erinnert mich an Sie, Mr. Wormold."
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The separating years approached them both, like a station down the line, all gain for her and all loss for him.
You should dream more, Mr. Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
He was aware whenever he entered the shop of a vacuum that had nothing to do with his cleaners.
In a mad world it always seemed simpler to obey.
As long as nothing happens, anything is possible, you agree? It is a pity that a lottery is ever drawn. I lose a hundred and forty thousand dollars a week, and I am a poor man.
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