Secret Agent, The

Secret Agent, The

Conrad’s novel of the intrigues of a foreign secret agent (1907). [Br. Lit.: Magill III, 949–951]
See: Spying
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In The Secret Agent, the Soho porn shop that for Conrad served as the spy's cover business becomes a cinema on a back street in Lisbon, proudly screening Last Tango in Paris (1972): One effect of the overthrow of the Estado Novo dictatorship was the lifting of its ban on Bernardo Bertolucci's erotic classic.
The unwaveringly detached voice that narrates The Secret Agent, the novel's continual flow of corrupted characters, and a fragmented non-chronological discourse lend it the form and flavor of the anarchy that escapes its revolutionaries.