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.
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.
Publication date: 06/09/2001
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||6th September 2001|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Travel,|
|Categories:||Travel writing, Literary studies: poetry & poets, Literary studies: from c 1900 -,|
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. ...More About Michael Palin