Bond. James Bond. The ultimate British hero--suave, stoic, gadget-driven--was, more than anything, the necessary invention of a traumatized country whose self-image as a great power had just been shattered by the Second World War. By inventing the parallel world of secret British greatness and glamour, Ian Fleming fabricated an icon that has endured long past its maker's death. In The Man Who Saved Britain, Simon Winder lovingly and ruefully re-creates the nadirs of his own fandom while illuminating what Bond says about sex, the monarchy, food, class, attitudes toward America, and everything in between. The result is an insightful and, above all, entertaining exploration of postwar Britain under the influence of the legendary Agent 007.
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美国亚马逊： 32 条评论
A Brit trying to justify Bond to the world2013年9月19日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
A slow read that depicts a declining way of life in the upper levels of British society. A somewhat interesting story of Europe after the war and how Britain did not recover as fast as the rest of Europe, especially after France denied its entry into the European market. This decline seems to mirror Ian Fleming's own decline and self imposed exile to a colonial end in the Caribbean. The book interprets James Bond as the modern day King Arthur who would show the world how great Great Britain still was. Many of the social and political references seem to be meant for the British market and would only make sense to them.
Lisa Janis Cameron
hilarious!2014年6月17日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
For anyone who has an interest in bond and the evolution of Britain after ww2, this book is for you! Simon winder is a very clever and very funny author and though the subject matter is a bit thin, this is an unputdownable read for those interested in its odd subject matter.
Paul H. Frentzen. avid cyclist
Not what i expected, but quite interesting2013年1月20日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
An excellent overview of post war Britain as the empire fell apart, and the role that the intro of James Bond played in this. I had expected more about Bond than about Britain, but i enjoyed it nonetheless.