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eBook Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure ePub


  • ISBN: 1841881066
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WEIDENFELD NICOLSON ILLUSTRATE; New Ed edition (2000)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1797 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1956 kb
  • Other: doc azw docx mobi
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 778


Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is a 1999 BBC television documentary presented by Michael Palin. It records Palin's travels as he visited many sites where Ernest Hemingway had been.

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is a 1999 BBC television documentary presented by Michael Palin. The sites include Spain, Chicago, Paris, Italy, Africa, Key West, Cuba, and Idaho. After the trip was over Michael Palin wrote a book about the journey and his experiences. This book contains both Palin's text and many pictures by Basil Pao, the stills photographer who was on the team.

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure Hardcover – May, 1999. Written while filming his TV series retracing the travels of America's literary titan, Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is a masterpiece in its own right. by. Michael Palin (Author). And it's just as eye-delighting in book form, thanks to Basil Pao's wanderlust-arousing photography and vibrant design. The witty, literary Palin, a Monty Python ssional adventurer, takes us on the journey of a lifetime-Papa's and his own. "Hemingway's world was close and uncomfortable and itchy and sweaty and frequently exhausting," writes Palin.

Michael Palin follows in the footsteps of and one of the great literary figures of the century. If you would like your book/DVD personally signed by Michael, please write your name or the name you want in the Book/DVD Signing box when you checkout. Due to Michael’s busy schedule, please allow up to four weeks for delivery of signed books/DVDs.

MICHAEL PALIN is a scriptwriter, comedian, novelist, television presenter, actor and playwright. He established his reputation with Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. MICHAEL PALIN is a scriptwriter, comedian, novelist, television presenter, actor and playwright. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as The Missionary, A Private Function, A Fish Called Wanda, American Friends and Fierce Creatures.

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is the book that Michael Palin wrote to accompany the BBC TV program Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure. This book, like the other books that Michael Palin wrote following each of his seven trips for the BBC, consists both of his text and of many photographs to illustrate the trip. All of the pictures in this book were taken by Basil Pao, the stills photographer who was part of the team who did the trip.

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Michael Palin writes one of the ultimate coffee table books for the Hemingway afficionado. When Palin says how he admired Hemingway when he was a boy growing up in Sheffield, England, this introductory homage is itself nearly worth the price of the book

Michael Palin writes one of the ultimate coffee table books for the Hemingway afficionado.

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is a 1999 BBC television documentary presented by Michael . Michael Palin's Hemingway Adven.


Marr Marr
Previously i had only known Michael Palin's TV travels. My first reading of his books was
Brazil - a few weeks ago. After that I had to find more, my weakness is travelogues. The idea of
following in Hemingway's footsteps is excellent, and apart from learning more about Hemingway's life,
Palin has a knack of including modern-day interesting characters. After this, I will search Amazon to
find out if there are more of Palin's travel books. Excellent.
Tto Tto
Hemingway was an interesting but sad person.
He never should of given up but lived his life like one of the characters in his stories.
elegant stranger elegant stranger
Michael Palin's writing is so good, I actually enjoyed this book even more than I thought I would! He's inspired me to read some more Hemingway, but a good read whether or not you are a Hemingway fan.
Doomblade Doomblade
This was simply wonderful. Along with an overview of Hemingways' favorite haunts it was loaded with marvelous photos, and insights into the people that made Hemingway's life. Palin is funny, discriptive, and never, for any reason, negative. His descriptive skills and fabulous humor, the maps, and photos, make this a special 'keep this one' book for me. I loved every page!
Alsath Alsath
adore Michael subject matter not as much
Roru Roru
I found this book to be good but not great. It is a mix of a short Hemingway biography and a travel book. For those that want an introduction to Hemingway and like to travel, it is an enjoyable read and I highly recommend it. If you are looking for a detailed Hemingway biography or a travel book only, then I would not recommend the book.

Also, some chapters are better than others. For example, the short section on Pamplona (within the chapter on Spain) is well written and entertaining. But the rest of the chapter on Spain and bullfighting is rushed and incomplete in my mind, given that bullfighting was a subject of so much of Hemingway's writings and that Hemingway's "Death in the Afternoon" was practically an English language treatise on the subject.

Further, at times, the book seems to be more of an independent travel book than a "following in the footsteps of Hemingway" book.

As I said, good but not great.
Llathidan Llathidan
This book takes us to many places where the famous author lived drank, fought and shot various animals... It’s a National Geographic view of Michigan (where Hemingway was born), Paris, Spain (Pamplona), Italy, Africa (Kenya), and Idaho where Hemingway died (actually killed himself).

Hemingway lived in Toronto, Canada for a time, but alas old T.O. gets no mention (or photos) in this book – it can’t compare to the above mentioned exotic locations!

It’s a very cursory look at this very spirited writer who was always searching for ways to ingest energy into his life. The book is probably meant for either the diehard Hemingway aficionado, or the opposite, who wants one eye catching coffee table book on the writer.

Loved very much this thoughtful quote from a Hemingway letter:
(at the end of Michael Palin’s book)

“We can’t ever go back to old things or try and get the “old kick” out of something or find things the way we remembered them. We have them as we remember them and they are fine and wonderful and we have to go on and have other things because the old things are nowhere except in our minds now.”
I really like Michael Palin's travel documentaries, both the BBC TV programs and the books based on the programs. He has a knack for finding interesting people and places, and he presents it all with wit and charm and a personal engagement that is beguiling. The books are beautiful with lots of great color pictures, most taken by photographer Basil Pao.

This book is based on the BBC TV program where Mr. Palin traveled to all of the places where Ernest Hemingway had lived and traveled. One can't really say the program "follows Hemingway's footsteps" because some sequences are presented out of order, but it's all there:

Chicago and northern Illinois (Hemingway's youth)
Italy (WW I and duck hunting)
Paris (Hemingway's start as an author)
Spain (running with the bulls, bullfighting)
Key West (fishing, boxing)
Africa (hunting, airplane crash injuries)
Cuba (fishing, Hemingway's home for 20 years)
Montana and Idaho (dude ranches, Hemingway's death)

Each chapter that describes a place almost invariably leaves the reader smiling and thinking that it would be interesting to visit that place oneself.

Incidentally, my high opinion of this book (and the associated TV program) has nothing to do with any interest in Hemingway's authorship. I read "The Old Man and the Sea" when I was in high school, and have not read anything by Hemingway since. Still, I find his life interesting, and I think that Michael Palin has made a great travelogue by visiting the various places and telling about Hemingway's life.

I can especially recommend the audio version of this book, which is read by Michael Palin himself. He does a great job of delivering the dialog of the various people, all with their different accents.

Of course, the audio version of the book does not include the beautiful photographs, so the very best strategy might be to get both, and listen to the audio version while commuting and then look at the pictures when you get home.

Rennie Petersen