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Espionage and ExileFascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film$
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Phyllis Lassner

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474401104

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401104.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.217) Conclusion
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Espionage and Exile
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Phyllis Lassner

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401104.003.0006

This conclusion focuses on the theme of suspicion as the narrative and heuristic bridge connecting espionage fiction and exile. Suspicion drives characters and plots and serves as an over-determined metaphor, designating nations, organisations, ideologies and individuals as agents as well as objects of distrust. The chapter argues that the British fictions studied in this book express the urge to provide counter-narratives to the casual prejudices, wilful ignorance and silences that constituted official and general responses to political and racialized victims of exile in their times and that reverberate today.

Keywords:   suspicion, Prejudice, Exile, Victims

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