Hemingway Adventure

By: Palin, Michael

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Carefully used, No flaws to note, Clean. ---- Palin visits the restless Hemingway's many residencies, drinks (less excessively) in the same charming Parisian bars, tries boxing and Cuban marlin fishing, but he's really trying to discover what made Hemingway tick--what inspired him to write. In Spain, Palin examines Hemingway's passion for the country and the character of the matador in Hemingway's work while studying with young matador apprentices in a dusty Madrid bullfighting school. In Africa, which inspired and almost killed Hemingway, Palin learns spear throwing from Masai warriors, flies in a small plane around Mount Kilimanjaro, and searches for the site where Hemingway's own plane crash-landed. At the end of the day, drinking Hemingway's preferred beer, brewed still in Nairobi, Palin muses, "Mortality, of one kind or another, always feels close at hand in Africa. Maybe that's why Hemingway liked it, student of death that he was."

Title: Hemingway Adventure

Author Name: Palin, Michael

Categories: BIOGRAPHY / AUTOBIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR, Travel, Geography & Exploration,

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1999

ISBN Number: 0297825283

ISBN Number 13: 9780297825289

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 005602

Keywords: Travel, Geography & Exploration; Biography / Autobiography; 20th 20th century; Essays & Travelogues; European; General; Hemingway, Ernest; Journeys; Literary Criticism; Literary journeys; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Poetry; Travel,