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by Irwin Shaw

eBook Two Weeks in Another Town download ISBN: 0224606859
Author: Irwin Shaw
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (December 1960)
Language: English
Pages: 416
ePub: 1366 kb
Fb2: 1159 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

We’re late, Delaney said, without a greeting. Let’s get out of here.

A Biography of Irwin Shaw. The great elephant has by nature qualities which are rarely found in man, namely honesty, prudence, a sense of justice, and of religious observance

A Biography of Irwin Shaw. The great elephant has by nature qualities which are rarely found in man, namely honesty, prudence, a sense of justice, and of religious observance. Consequently, when the moon is new they go down to the rivers and there solemnly cleansing themselves bathe, and after having thus saluted the planet they return to the woods. There was a feeling in the room that if each traveler there had the choice to make over again he would cancel his passage and go by boat or train or automobile.

Two Weeks in Another Town is a 1962 American drama film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, Claire Trevor, Daliah Lavi, George Hamilton, and Rosanna Schiaffino

Two Weeks in Another Town is a 1962 American drama film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, Claire Trevor, Daliah Lavi, George Hamilton, and Rosanna Schiaffino. It was based on a novel by Irwin Shaw.

This is one of Irwin Shaw's lesser known novels and, while it has a lot to recommend it, I doubt the book would .

This is one of Irwin Shaw's lesser known novels and, while it has a lot to recommend it, I doubt the book would find a publisher in the 21st century. Its a dark, brooding novel with minimum action. Essentially its the story of a former movie actor named Jack Andrus who spends two weeks in Rome helping an old friend complete a picture. Andrus is an interesting character who won't commit totally to anything-not wife or job or even friendship but when he meets a younger Italian woman on his Roman sojourn that might change.

The only Irwin Shaw book I read read previous to this one was Rich Man, Poor Man, and that was over 35 years ag. These novels then look at the changes the character I enjoyed Two Weeks in Another Town.

The only Irwin Shaw book I read read previous to this one was Rich Man, Poor Man, and that was over 35 years ago. In "Two Weeks. I see a much better writer than I recall.

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Irwin Shaw ntly lifted onto the stretcher, the nun had asked Jack what the patient’s religion was. Jack had hesitated, then said, Catholic, for simplicity’s sake. No matter what he had said, Jack was sure, with a name like Delaney, the nun wouldn’t have taken any chances.

Two Weeks in Another Town. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. A struggling actor’s last chance becomes an unforgettable Roman holiday World War II derailed John Andrus’s acting career. Marred by a facial scar and burdened by a new family, Andrus works for NATO in Paris. A producer from his past shows up with an attractive acting job-involving two weeks in Rome and a hefty salary. How can he pass it up? In Rome, Andrus quickly realizes that the job is not at all what he expected.

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Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket.
Comments: (3)
huckman
In this novel Shaw drew upon his experiences as a highly-paid quick fix script doctor on many a European-made Hollywood film. However, the protagonist is this book is not a literary man but a former film actor now working in Paris for NATO who is asked by an old friend, a film director with a troubled picture in production, to come to Rome to dub the voice of another actor. Starting with this highly improbable premise, the book then goes on from one improbability to another, from one melodramatic scene to the next with occasional pauses for philosophical and sociological comment. Shaw, as his famous short stories attest, could write prose with the best if his generation; he also had at his best a remarkable ear for the way contemporary people talked. He was very intelligent. All of that is here, plus, sadly, a lot of creaking plotting and unnecessary digression. One would call it padding in a lesser writer. Here it just reads as I couldn't care less self-indulgence. Sloppiness from someone who should have known better. Shaw began his very successful career as a young man writing Dick Tracey radio scripts, and at its melodramatic worst the book resembles one if those fast-moving radio serials. Fast talk, bang bang. Lots of flash, a lot of sex, but sadly in the long run, not much substance.

Shaw, finally is an enigma, a footnote now in the literature of his time, not so much a hack, as his latter detractors claimed, but a man of genuine talent who somehow never cared enough to outgrow his youthful facility. He simply wrote and wrote, the good with the bad, page after page, book after book, script after script. Perhaps it all came too easy, all those words, all those plots, and all that the money. Whatever the reason, this novel, disappointedly, is not much of a book. We somehow expect more from a man of his gifts,
Bralore
This is one of Irwin Shaw's lesser known novels and, while it has a lot to recommend it, I doubt the book would find a publisher in the 21st century. Its a dark, brooding novel with minimum action. Essentially its the story of a former movie actor named Jack Andrus who spends two weeks in Rome helping an old friend complete a picture. Andrus is an interesting character who won't commit totally to anything--not wife or job or even friendship but when he meets a younger Italian woman on his Roman sojourn that might change.

His friend is a movie director who once made great movies but has failed to equal his earlier successes. The character gives Shaw the opportunity to discuss how Europeans understand the arc of failure and success which they see as a series of ups and downs, triumphs and defeats. Americans, on the other hand, think every creative effort should be more dazzling that than last one. I suspect Shaw had his own career in mind when he wrote these sections.

The main reason the book would not work in the 21st century is that it is politically incorrect when it comes to women. Jack Andrus ruminates on his three wives while in Rome and they come off as a collection of neurotic cheaters, liars and manipulators. The producer's wife is an overbearing shrew and Andrus' Italian lover turns out to be a nightmare.

If you've never read any Irwin Shaw, I would highly recommend you put his brilliant war novel, The Young Lions at the top of your reading list and if you want a wonderful, big, sweeping fun novel try Rich Man, Poor Man. Two Weeks in Another Town is a solid work, filled with some of Shaw's insightful writing, but overall it's not his best effort.
Stoneshaper
In the 1950's, reading was still a major pastime in America and the mainstream novel was what people read. An ex-movie star takes the two weeks to help closest friend from his glory days finish a movie. It is an obligation, a chance to pay a debt, but it is also an opportunity to escape for a moment a life that has become to routine, and see if he made the right choice when he traded the demands of art for the stability of a normal life.
A crazy film genius, two actresses stretching their muscles, a group of financiers, a girl who lives to party (or does she?). They twist and turn and each of them tries to make sense of their life and the life around them. Which way they wind up facing might surprise you.