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Gina Macdonald
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Robert Ludlum: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers). She shows how Ludlum's novels are valuable in helping us to understand modern paranoia-our fear of conspiracies, terrorism, barbarism, and intolerance.

Robert Ludlum: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers). A personal interview granted by Ludlum for this book illuminates the influences on his craft, especially his long experience in the theater, which affects his sense of pacing, characterization, humor, and suspense.

GINA MACDONALD is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Loyola University in New Orleans. Robert Ludlum: A Critical Companion Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, ISSN 1082-4979. She is the author of James Clavell: A Critical Companion (Greenwood, 1996), and has published well over a hundred articles in periodicals and books on popular fiction, detective fiction, and popular culture. She is also coauthor of a text for bilingual students of writing and a freshman composition text.

There's more than meets the eye in the fiction of the master of the espionage thriller Robert Ludlum. James Clavell: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers).

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Series: Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers. This companion contains critical analyses of the following 10 books from Michael Crichton. Hardcover: 208 pages. Publisher: Greenwood (January 19, 1996). I wished there was a similar publication regarding Crichton’s more recent works such as Next or Timeline, but this is the only one I could find so far. For all of Crichton’s many fans, I highly recommend this book.

Robert Ludlum : a critical companion. Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001, Ludlum, Robert, Spy stories, American, Espionage in literature, Spies in literature. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on September 7, 2010.

Home Browse Books Book details, Robert Ludlum: A Critical Companion. First of all, my deep thanks go to Robert Ludlum for kindly granting an interview and providing information that would allow this text to be informed, accurate, and up-to-date about his life and work. Robert Ludlum: A Critical Companion. My thanks also go to his vigilant agent, Henry Morrison, for arranging the interview. I can never thank Andrew Macdonald enough for his repeated assurances, loving support, and sound advice.

Robert Ludlum (1927–2001) was an American author of twenty-seven novels between 1971 and 2006, the . "Robert Ludlum's Legacy". Macdonald, Gina (1997). Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Robert Ludlum (1927–2001) was an American author of twenty-seven novels between 1971 and 2006, the last being issued five years after his death. Of his twenty-seven novels, two were originally published under the pseudonym of Jonathan Ryder and another under the pseudonym of Michael Shepherd. Archived from the original on 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2015-08-22. Sandomir, Richard (2007-07-30). The Ludlum Conundrum: A Dead Novelist Provides New Thrills". p. 97. ISBN 0-313-29971-4.

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There's more than meets the eye in the fiction of the master of the espionage thriller Robert Ludlum. In a study that examines seventeen of Ludlum's novels in depth, including the latest, The Apocalypse Watch (1995), Macdonald uncovers the serious themes running through the novels: the role of the individual in preserving democracy, the value of competing voices, the failure of educational institutions to preserve ideals, the temptations of power, the importance of personal loyalties in the face of impersonal organizations, and the nature of evil. She shows how Ludlum's novels are valuable in helping us to understand modern paranoia―our fear of conspiracies, terrorism, barbarism, and intolerance. A personal interview granted by Ludlum for this book illuminates the influences on his craft, especially his long experience in the theater, which affects his sense of pacing, characterization, humor, and suspense.

After an initial biographical chapter, Macdonald examines Ludlum's literary roots in suspense novels and discusses the genre. Each succeeding chapter examines a group of his novels tied together thematically or, in the case of the Bourne series, by recurring characters. The discussion of each novel is organized into sections on plot and structure, character, and theme, and features an alternate critical interpretation, such as Freudian, Marxist, or reader response criticism, which offers the reader another fresh perspective from which to examine the concerns of the novel. Novels covered in depth are: Trevayne, The Cry of the Halidon, The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Rhinemann Exchange, The Gemini Contenders, The Holcroft Covenant, The Road to Gandolfo, The Road to Omaha, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Matarese Circle, The Parsifal Mosaic, The Aquitaine Progression, The Icarus Agenda, The Scorpio Illusion, and The Apocalypse Watch. This critical companion includes an up-to-date bibliography of all of Ludlum's published works, as well as selected reviews of all works examined in this study.