Books: The Shadowboxers

A SMALL TOWN IN GERMANY, by John le Carrè. 383 pages. Coward- McCann. $6.95.

"A genuine argument can be made that sex is one of the few realities left in a world of confused identities." David Cornwell, who as John le Carrè wrote The Spy Who Came In from the Cold and The Looking Glass War, says this in discussing the exploitation of sex by the publishing trade. In his spy novels, Le Carrè himself has ignored the libidinous and gone directly to the problem of the confused identities of bumbling antiheroes. A Small Town...

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