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Alan Furst’s Spies of the Balkans

Monday, June 28, 2010

Alan Furst discusses his latest novel, Spies of the Balkans. It’s set in a Greek port town in 1940 and tells the story of a man who risks everything to right the world’s wrongs.

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Comments [5]

Janet Wasserman from Manhattan

I am a committed Alan Furst fan so I was thrilled to hear his voice at last on Leronard Lopate's program. Once I sent Mr. Furst a citation about a scholarly book on the German occupation of France about which he was unaware. He was most gracious in acknowledging my information. I've read all his spy novels, and I send them to a friend in Sweden who prefers to read in English. She adores Furst as much as I do. If this is an addiction, I never want to be cured.

Jun. 28 2010 01:27 PM
Alfred Rosenberg from Sudentland

Speaking of anti-semitic louts, I have great sympathy for any Ukrainian who survived the Sowiet-engineered famine, but it is diminished by stories of the cruelty and callousness of those who became camp guards later on...I think there's a story there.

Jun. 28 2010 01:22 PM
Irma Vep from Brooklyn

Did this author also invent the Internet?

Jun. 28 2010 01:20 PM
Gerald Fnord from Palos Verdes, CA

I like Mr Furst's books very well, with only one quibble: no-one seems to make inopportune mistakes in French. Admittedly, many of the people listening to their French are typically German, and some of his protagonists are U-types who might have been raised by French governesses, but still: passing for a native speaker is _hard_.

Jun. 28 2010 01:15 PM
Sally from Jersey

Another book/show about what else? Jews.

Jun. 28 2010 01:12 PM

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