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Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure by Michael Palin
  

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

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After writing his novel, about Hemingway, Palin decided he wanted to know more about this fascinating man and so set off to visit the places where Hemingway had lived and what had influenced him over the years. His travels take him form the US to Europe to Africa to Cuba. Hemingway certainly packed in some places and Palin’s warmth towards his subject and obvious admiration and fascination shines through. Whether you know much about Hemingway and his novels or not this is a captivating book that will entertain and engross you.

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Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure by Michael Palin

When Michael Palin was researching for his novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR his interest was stimulated by Hemingway's appetite for travel and 'Papa's' evocations of the places he knew. Hemingway remains a compelling figure, and Palin's goal was to revisit Hemingway's world.

This book includes the American West ('wide lawns and narrow minds'), Idaho, Michigan ('fly fishing, hunting'), Europe in the First World (where Hemingway was wounded serving in the Ambulance Brigade), Cuba (where Hemingway wrote FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS), Paris in the Roaring Twenties and Spain during the Spanish Civil War, Sun Valley and Key West - where the Hemingway lookalike competition is an annual event.

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Italy, Paris, back to Africa and on to Cuba and Key West, Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure works on many different levels: There's Palin's charm and self-deprecating style. There are his keen insights on life, balanced nicely by pure silliness from time to time...A delightful tragelogue. --The Baltimore Sun Palin's prose is spry and insightful, identifying the true warmth felt for Hemingway in these locales...Any trout-fishing, bull-running, wing-shooting Hemingway fan worth his martini shaker should wind this book fun. --Library Journal


About the Author

Michael Palin

Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as THE MISSIONARY, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken in A FISH CALLED WANDA and, more recently, AMERICAN FRIENDS and FIERCE CREATURES. His television credits include two films for the BBC's GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS, the plays EAST OF IPSWICH and NUMBER 27, and Alan Bleasdale's GBH.

He has written books to accompany his six very successful travel series, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, POLE TO POLE, FULL CIRCLE, HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, SAHARA and HIMALAYA. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play THE WEEKEND and the novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR.

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Publication date

6th September 2001

Author

Michael Palin

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Author's Website

www.palinstravels.co.uk/

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Travel
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Travel writing
Literary studies: poetry & poets
Literary studies: from c 1900 -

ISBN

9780752837062

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