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History Creator / AlanFurst

22nd Sep '15 9:01:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
24th Apr '14 9:47:39 AM LongLiveHumour
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* BigBad: AdolfHitler and JosefStalin

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12th Jan '14 2:12:14 PM LongLiveHumour
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An American writer born in New York City and known for his spy fiction set in Europe before and during WorldWarII. Usually the plots are sinister and fraught with cynicism while at the same time being overlapped by grand descriptions of European culture. The usual theme is of a flawed character caught up in the epic struggle and doing his part. His work has earned him the Helmerich award in 2011.

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An American writer born in New York City and known for his spy fiction set in Europe before and during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Usually the plots are sinister and fraught with cynicism while at the same time being overlapped by grand descriptions of European culture. The usual theme is of a flawed character caught up in the epic struggle and doing his part. His work has earned him the Helmerich award in 2011.



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21st Feb '13 7:22:29 AM Arha
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* DeadLittleSister: the death of the protagonist's younger brother starts the plot of Night Soldiers
3rd Dec '12 4:04:49 AM Antwan
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* {{Ruritania}} : The best way to describe the little countries all about. A lot of them are Balkan or Eastern European countries ruled by petty GloriousLeader s of varying degrees of evilness but seldom really comparable to the {{Big Bad}}s.

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* {{Ruritania}} : {{Ruritania}}: The best way to describe the little countries all about. A lot of them are Balkan or Eastern European countries ruled by petty GloriousLeader s of varying degrees of evilness but seldom really comparable to the {{Big Bad}}s.
3rd Dec '12 3:51:50 AM Antwan
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An American writer born in New York City and known for his spy fiction set in Europe before and during WorldWarII. Usually the plots are sinister and fraught with cynicism while at the same time being overlapped by grand descriptions of European culture. The usual theme is of a flawed character caught up in the epic struggle and doing his part. His work has earned him the Helmerich award in 2011.
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!!Works include:

* Night Soldiers (1988)
* Dark Star (1991)
* The Polish Officer (1995)
* The World at Night (1996)
* Red Gold (1999)
* Kingdom of Shadows (2000)
* Blood of Victory (2003)
* Dark Voyage (2004)
* The Foreign Correspondent (2006)
* The Spies of Warsaw (2008)
* Spies of the Balkans (2010)
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!!Tropes in Alan Furst novels:

* {{Antihero}}: The protagonist is usually this.
* BadassBookworm: Several characters
* BigBad: AdolfHitler and JosefStalin
* TheChessmaster: His books are stuffed to the brim with them.
* CityOfSpies: Every city in Europe.
* DeadLittleSister: the death of the protagonist's younger brother starts the plot of Night Soldiers
* DirtyCommunists: Furst's Communists are ''really'' creepy.
* EspionageTropes
* TheEmpire: Russia and Germany
* TheFederation: Britain and France
* EvilVersusEvil: DirtyCommunists and ThoseWackyNazis
* GambitPileup
* GayParee: Honestly, Furst seems to have a crush on Paris.
* GreyAndBlackMorality
* GovernmentInExile
* HeroicNeutral: Several of the characters start as this
* LaResistance: The good guys
* LittleHeroBigWar
* {{Ruritania}} : The best way to describe the little countries all about. A lot of them are Balkan or Eastern European countries ruled by petty GloriousLeader s of varying degrees of evilness but seldom really comparable to the {{Big Bad}}s.
* SecretPolice: the Gestapo and the NKVD
* TechnoBabble: Furst fans love his realistic tradecraft.
* ThoseWackyNazis
* YeGoodeOldeDays: Furst novels practically drip with nostalgia about Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.
* WorldWarII
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