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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2012; vuoden 2015 painos)

– tekijä: Artemis Cooper

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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was a war hero whose exploits in Crete are legendary, and above all he is widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times, notably for his books about his walk across pre-war Europe, A TIME OF GIFTS and BETWEEN THE ROODS AND THE WATER; he was a self-educated polymath, a lover of Greece and the best company in the world. Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Paddy and his cloest friends as well as having complete access to his archives. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts - no one wore their learning so playfully, nor inspired such passionate friendship.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:lostinthecosmos
Teoksen nimi:Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
Kirjailijat:Artemis Cooper
Info:New York Review Books (2015), Paperback, 480 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Avainsanoja:biography, travel, 15boc

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The book and its subject matter being different things I believe that 4 stars go rather to the latter. While reading it I kept asking myself if such a life could be possible in our times. In the end my answer is "sure, why not?" and for me that is the book's main achievement. ( )
  sarlis | Dec 31, 2020 |
Until I heard this book on Radio 4's Book of the Week, their non fiction book slot, I had never heard of Patrick Leigh Fermor.

Cooper has written a comprehensive and sensitive biography about Fermor. He was a very talented writer, most famous for a travel books, and in particular for one on a walk across Europe in-between the wars. He wrote about other countries, and numerous articles. He was a very complex character, troubled in lots of ways, and carefree in others. The people he met either jelled with him straight away or would end up taking a dislike to him fairly soon after meeting him, one individual even tried to stab him.

He bristled against authority, and through contacts managed to get a position at Sandhurst in the guards. Illness meant that he couldn't continue and was sought and signed up for intelligence corp and departed to his beloved Greece. He had what was sometimes known as a good war, and is also well know for the abduction of a German general.

He took many lovers through his life, but he met a lady called Joan Rayner at the very end of the war in Cairo. She was to become a lover at fist, dazzled by his adventures and wartime records, she eventually became the woman that became his lifelong companion; they married in 1968.

Even though he had travelled and written extensively about other countries his first love was Greece. With Joan's inheritance they bought and renovated a place in Kardamyli, and it became their refuge. Tragically Joan died after a fall at the property. One of the saddest part of the book is when he realises that he want to tell Joan something or write something to her and can't anymore.

Excellent biography. Really enjoyed it. ( )
  PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
This was a 5-part BBC abridged audio production that sounds like it would be a fascinating read. I would give it 5 stars except it has to have beautiful writing to get that rating and I can't make a judgement on that without reading it. It seems to be well written, though. ( )
  Lit_Cat | Dec 9, 2017 |
This is my kind of book - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The thought of flitting Peter Pan-like from one serendipitous locale to the next takes me back to my own first travels in Europe as a student.
However, the sub-editor in me picked up a number of issues in the text that could have been improved upon:
The author could have inserted the date a little more often. Not everyone has the luxury of reading a book in one go, and it is easy to lose track of the timeline.
There are a few poorly constructed sentences and paragraphs, and baffling non-sequiturs (for example, page 286 top).
On page 363, if you are dropping into the new section after taking a break from reading, whose 'idyllic infancy' is she talking about? Well, Paddy's, obviously, but that relies on the reader's powers of deduction rather than tidy narrative.
One can't help getting the feeling that the book is slightly incestuous because of the author being related to one of Paddy's friends (Diana Cooper). ( )
  sainsborough | Sep 22, 2017 |
https://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2844587.html

I really knew Patrick Leigh Fermor only for his teenage odyssey; I had forgotten, if I had ever known, that he was a very well-known travel writer already before A Time of Gifts was published, winning awards for his accounts of the Caribbean and Greece. This all came after an extraordinary incident in the war, immortalised in the film Ill Met By Moonlight, where he mastermninded and carried out, at huge personal risk, the kidnapping of the German general in charge of the occupation of Crete. He swam the Hellespont at the age of 69.

Cooper is the daughter of John Julius Norwich and grand-daughter of Lady Diana Cooper, who were close friends of Leigh Fermor's, but she maintains a critical distance from her subject - notably, his inability to take orders which meant that he never successfully worked for anyone else (apart from his military career, though even that was constant chafing with authority) and his complex love life, which eventually settled down into a long-term open relationship with Joan Monsell, who he finally married after more than twenty years together. He seems to have been very happy, and generally charming (though there is a horrendous account of a disastrous set of exchanges with Somerset Maugham, in which Leigh Fermor was clearly at fault), and lived doing the things that he loved doing, leaving the world generally a better place for his existence. ( )
  nwhyte | Sep 4, 2017 |
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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was a war hero whose exploits in Crete are legendary, and above all he is widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times, notably for his books about his walk across pre-war Europe, A TIME OF GIFTS and BETWEEN THE ROODS AND THE WATER; he was a self-educated polymath, a lover of Greece and the best company in the world. Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Paddy and his cloest friends as well as having complete access to his archives. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts - no one wore their learning so playfully, nor inspired such passionate friendship.

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