Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

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By (author) Michael Palin

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  • Publisher: Orion mass market paperback
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 20mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 25 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0752837060
  • ISBN 13: 9780752837062
  • Illustrations note: 150
  • Sales rank: 144,469

Product description

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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Author information

Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. A self-confessed dromomaniac (travel addict), he has written books to accompany his highly successful travel series, and is a regular No.1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller.

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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

Editorial reviews

Driven by a desire to uncover the truth about Ernest Hemingway, Palin sets off on a world tour of the famous author's haunts - from the World War I battlefields where Hemingway was badly injured, to the running of the bulls at Pamplona where he set his most famous book The Sun Also Rises, and to Cuba, his adopted home for 20 years. Palin's inimitable prose wonderfully explores Hemingway's all-action, hard-drinking and sport-loving lifestyle, truly getting under the skin of one of this century's greatest writers. Basil Pao's fantastic photographs capture the local scenes beautifully making this a glorious book to linger over and savour. (Kirkus UK)