The Paris Pilgrims

The Paris Pilgrims This spirited often startling novel entangles a brash young Ernest Hemingway intimately in the lives of the artists and exiles who haunted bohemian Paris in the early s He drinks with James Joyce

  • Title: The Paris Pilgrims
  • Author: Clancy Carlile
  • ISBN: 9780786707539
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • This spirited, often startling novel entangles a brash young Ernest Hemingway intimately in the lives of the artists and exiles who haunted bohemian Paris in the early 1920s He drinks with James Joyce, discusses poetry with Gertrude Stein, argues politics with a Ezra Pound, and explores sexual possibilities with a bewitching Djuna Barnes He strides into the lives of theThis spirited, often startling novel entangles a brash young Ernest Hemingway intimately in the lives of the artists and exiles who haunted bohemian Paris in the early 1920s He drinks with James Joyce, discusses poetry with Gertrude Stein, argues politics with a Ezra Pound, and explores sexual possibilities with a bewitching Djuna Barnes He strides into the lives of the ambisexual dilettante Robert McAlmon of the eccentric and resentful Alice B Toklas, a sympathetic Sylvia Beach, and a bemused Nora Joyce They tell some of Hemingway s story, as does his loyal wife, Hadley, who strives both to comprehend and understand Out of the hushed confidences, sexual intrigues, drunken confessionals, and casual slanders emerges not just Hemingway the war correspondent, sportsman, bullfighting aficionado, and eminent writer being enigmatically born, but also Hemingway as you ve never seen him before from inside the eyes of his lovers, enemies, mentors, and friends.

    One thought on “The Paris Pilgrims”

    1. Another story that reveals the lifestyle of the talented and creative minds of the 20's. We learn about Hemingway and how he driven to prove himself. He and his peers (including James Joyce) lived unhealthy, experience-filled lives which gave them fodder for the next book or novel. The book is lenghty and full of narrative about bohemian Paris in the 20's. Once again, I am fascinated by the era and the city.

    2. This is a fictional account of Hemingway's time in Paris, with the author taking liberties and placing many other notable names of the period in Hemingway's supposed circle of acquaintances. Even though Carlile takes a lot of liberties, I loved it and was more than willing to hypothesize what Paris might have been like during that time and around those people.

    3. A Moveable Feast with more details, more dialogue. The writing is awkward, while trying to debunk or downplay Hemingway as a poser, braggart, et al. Joyce gets good play.

    4. Great reading about Hemingway, Joyce et al and their early days in Paris, being broke and hanging out at Shakespeare & Co. Interesting insights into Earnest's problems with addiction too.

    5. I remember loving this book! I was devastated when I found out that the author died before it was completed.

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