- By Timothy Findley Pleuke Boyce


  • Title: Pelgrim
  • Author: Timothy Findley Pleuke Boyce
  • ISBN: 9789044501476
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pelgrim Londen april Twee dagen nadat de Titanic naar de diepte is gezonken probeert Pelgrim zich andermaal van het leven te beroven Tevergeefs Als hij na uren dood gevonden wordt begint zijn hart

    Londen, 17 april 1912 Twee dagen nadat de Titanic naar de diepte is gezonken, probeert Pelgrim zich andermaal van het leven te beroven Tevergeefs Als hij na uren dood gevonden wordt, begint zijn hart weer te kloppen Een nieuw bestaan begint Om hem van zijn verlangen naar eeuwige rust te genezen, brengt Pelgrims vriendin hem naar de B rgholzli kliniek in Z rich DaarLonden, 17 april 1912 Twee dagen nadat de Titanic naar de diepte is gezonken, probeert Pelgrim zich andermaal van het leven te beroven Tevergeefs Als hij na uren dood gevonden wordt, begint zijn hart weer te kloppen Een nieuw bestaan begint Om hem van zijn verlangen naar eeuwige rust te genezen, brengt Pelgrims vriendin hem naar de B rgholzli kliniek in Z rich Daar werkt de beroemde Carl Gustav Jung aan zijn theorie van het onbewuste Jung probeert Pelgrims gepantserde zwijgen te doorbreken en hij verdiept zich in diens dagboeken Daarin ontdekt hij de vele levens die Pelgrims onderbewustzijn bevolken en belagen.

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    1. Excellent! A great blend of fiction and history, re-imagined through the eyes of one of my very favourite story-tellers.Reincarnation (?) meets Jung's collective unconscious. With Leonardo (da Vinci, not diCaprio - it's not THAT book), Oscar Wilde, William & Henry James. Art and religion clash and coalesce. Doves, pigeons, sheep, dogs <3 and angels; unwilling saints and saintly lunatics. The sacred nature of nature. The transcendent, innate spirituality of art. Dreams, myth, madness, myst [...]

    2. I knew canadian writer Timothy Findley from his excellent novel "Not wanted on voyage" so was naturally excited to lay my hands on "Pilgrim".Than to my biggest surprise, I realized it all sounds familiar and I had probably read it years ago (wouldn't be surprised to actually find that I have another copy somewhere) but the writing style and the story was so beautiful that I truly enjoyed and upon finishing the last page I was so moved that I could just start reading it all over again. "Pilgrim" [...]

    3. I really, really enjoyed this book. Any story that can combine historical fiction, fantasy, and psychology successfully is thumbs up for me. I loved being able to read about DaVinci, Henry James, and then jump to Carl Jung working with an "immortal" in an asylum.Awesome book.

    4. I'd been wanting to reread this, one of my favourite pieces of fiction, after seeing a local production of Tom Stoppard's play Travesties last month. Both stories take place primarily in Zürich before and during World War I and involve figures who, while fictionalized for the present purposes, did exist (James Joyce, Lenin and Tristan Tzara in Travesties, and Carl Jung and various staff members at the Burghölzli psychiatric clinic, Oscar Wilde, Leonardo da Vinci and others in Pilgrim). There's [...]

    5. The book was unnecessarily long (published authors tend to be out of control when it comes to lengths of their subsequent works. or so it seems)interesting passages:- take on music from an apathetic person."music is the worst of them - roiling and boiling - overly emotionalized on the one hand, overly intellectuallized on the other. Bach and Mozart indeed! Bach inevitably makes me think of fish in a barrel! round and round and round they go and nothing ever happens. Nothing ! Tum -de-dum-dum. Tu [...]

    6. I don't know what to make of this book. Parts of it are excellent (a main character who can't die and who has lived for centuries, a look at early twentieth-century attitudes towards mental health, etc.) and parts of it are really self-indulgent. There are also a lot of loose ends that are never addressed. So I'm splitting the difference and giving it three stars.Also, it's a pet peeve of mine that people in historical fiction books almost always happen to run into the most significant figures o [...]

    7. a lyrical, mystical journey. walking through a dream, a never ending path to eternity (or in this case to end eternity once and for all) oh, but such beauty in one's search for death! mr findley you are a find!

    8. This book is one of the most bizarre, complex, and incredibly depressing books I have ever read. It is so complicated that there is no succinct way of describing the story so I will not try. While I can appreciate the skilled writing of Timothy Findley I cannot say that I would recommend this book. I read it since my son in Grade 11 was having to do a comparative essay using it and he was struggling incredibly. To assist him, I read the book and I could totally understand why he was struggling. [...]

    9. gereksiz duygusallıklarla dolu kitapları sevmiyorum. anlatıyı ilgi çekici hale getirmek için tarihi kişiliklere, yazarlara vs saçma salak anılar yüklenmesinden, özellikler atfedilmesinden hoşlanmıyorum. örneğin bu nedenle everest'in unutulmaz kadınlar dizisindeki kitapları okumuyorum. "ölümsüzlük ve pilgrim" adıyla çevrilen pilgrim de bu tarz kitaplardan biri. leonardo da vinci olayını geçtim yine de diyaloglardaki jung tüm ilgi ve alakamı bitirdi ve kitaba devam etme [...]

    10. Carl Jung, immortals, angels, and psycho-analysisey don't sound like the ingredients of a sane novel. Thankfully, sane novels are boringd Timothy Findley's ultimate masterpiece will make you question your OWN sanity. A stunning book that will leave your mouth hanging open in sheer astonishment on more than one occasion.

    11. I really did not like this. It went on way too long and didn't really deal enough with Pilgrim enough directly to keep me engaged. Reading about Jung was okay I guess but that wasn't what I came for.

    12. Prose was superb! Pacing was kind of okay. And characterization?>- I could not believe he pulled this through with ease.This is one book to feast on! You won't be disappointed!

    13. The book goes a bit long, but is an interesting concept and has some truly interesting glimpses into history.

    14. Nel giorno degli angeli caduti Pilgrim viene accompagnato da Lady Quartermaine alla clinica Burghölzli. Un lungo viaggio da Londra a Zurigo quello del misterioso uomo che vuole ma non può morire, ed un ancor più lungo percorso nella mente, nei sogni, nelle visioni, nell’essere, non solo di quest’uomo tenace ed elegante, ma di ogni personaggio che popola questo corposo romanzo di Timothy Findley, costruito sull’alternanza del vero, del verosimile e dell’invenzione, legati da un sottile [...]

    15. I like Timothy Findley, but he must be the most eclectic author I’ve ever read. I first came across him in highschool with The Wars, a novel that observes soldiers in the First World War and which, frankly, I don’t really remember because I was obligated to read it for a class. I later read Findley’s Not Wanted on the Voyage, which was a bizarre and irreligious take on the events surrounding the biblical Noah and his ark. I didn’t enjoy that one. I did love The Piano Man’s Daughter, a [...]

    16. Pilgrim was a great book, and is one of my favorites. Set in 1912 Germany, it's about a man simply named Pilgrim, who can never die, and has tried several times to kill himself, each time he has failed. He is taken to Burgholzi Psychiatric Clinc in Zurich, and is treated by Carl G. Jung (the famous doctor who transformed the field of pyschology). This book is very interesting because it is about the bonding relationship between a patient and a doctor back when you really didn't know your doctor, [...]

    17. Long but always interesting, this book tells the story of a man who cannot die. Not for lack of trying. We start out with the character in an asylum in the mountains, basically on suicide watch after his latest “botched” suicide attempt. “Botched” in that everyone swore he was physically dead for a good hour or so, but lo and behold, he awoke. The man, known only as Pilgrim, really wants to die, having had enough of this immortal life. The books takes us back in time often for stories fr [...]

    18. One of the most annoying books i have read to date. I agree that it is really interesting and blah blah blah, however the book is tedious with loong explanations or over done paragraphs. i enjoyed the idea of the book and such but all was lost once i began reading on past the first half or so. There is this huge build up of Pilgrim and the truth, but nothing is explained and nothing is given a real conclusion. [Spoilers]. I liked the idea of Pilgrim going missing and its up to the reader to deci [...]

    19. 'La main sur la poignée, Jung se retourna vers la silhouette assise au soleil. "J'ai eu un rêve la nuit dernière, déclara-t-il. Ou plutôt un cauchemar. J'ai rêvé que le monde entier prenait feu et que personne n'était capable d'empêcher les flammes de se propager". Pilgrim contemplait celle de ses mains qui serrait le mouchoir. Si vous compreniez le caractère prophétique de votre rêve, pensa-t-il, personne ne vous croirait vous non plus "C'était plus terrifiant que tout. Un véritab [...]

    20. Е, завърших я! Може би такава книга не бива да се подхваща, когато човек започва нова работа, изцеждаща силите му за дълго и сладко вечерно четене. Но пък и бавното вкусване на това, което книгата имаше да ми предложи, имаше своя чар. Историята ме грабна с факта, че голяма част [...]

    21. The care and focus given by the author to crafting the settings of this book is impressive. Told from the point of view of a man who is either immortal or insane, the reader is shown the inner workings of the man's mind and dropped into his recollections of his life in other places and times. Those recollections are realised in sharp detail, and contrasted with the narrow field of view of the psychiatrists who ultimately fail to connect to the people whom they are attempting to help. Fed up with [...]

    22. - Findley is an excellent writer, but this book deals with many, many hefty themes: mental illness, the nature of art, spirituality and the divine, homosexuality, the afterlife, mediums, psychology, etcAs always, this novel is riddled with Findley's creative, though sometimes macabre imagination.- My main issue with the novel was from a narrative perspectivee story felt very disjointed at times; I suppose that was the author's choice to structure his narrative in that way there were WAY too many [...]

    23. "Ciò che la vita richiede a ciascuno è di vivere al di là della mera sopportazione della vita. Ci chiede di accettare sia i suoi limiti sia le sue possibilità, e allo stesso tempo esige che ci spingiamo oltre le sue frontiere in cerca di eternità."Bello, scritto in modo sublime; per certi aspetti somigliante alla Montagna incantata di Mann, ma per altri assolutamente sorprendernte.

    24. I had originally marked this a 4-star. I have now changed it to a 5-star rating because I can't stop thinking about it. All throughout today my thoughts kept drifting to various pages in the book which made me realize I liked it better then I thought:o)

    25. One of my favourite books on the planet. If you are a lover of psychology, specifically Carl Jung, this book is a must-read. Pilgrim travels through history, and winds up in a psychiatric ward over-seen by Jung. Findlay portrays Jung as complex a character as his patients. Absolutely fascinating.

    26. I did enjoy this book a lot especially the pilgrim and sybil characters and scenes in the hospital, other parts were less compelling so I couldn't give it four stars. Jung and his married life and stream of consciousness took away from the core story as opposed to augmented.

    27. Non credo nell'eternità. Credo nell'adesso."Non siamo davvero qui. Questo luogo è il nulla. Io mi sono perduta. E Carl Gustav? E' da qualche parte in mezza alla nebbia, e ci trascina avanti."

    28. Did not work for me. I can see readers appreciate this unique approach to historical fiction but it was not my barrel of monkeys (maybe if it had a barrel of monkeys?). Firstly, there are way too many tangents and side stories for my liking, it meanders around a lot and with so little focus in the book I know my focus was not there either. It played into one of my pet peeves of historical when our protagonist "interacts" with all kind of important people over the years, I get why people find it [...]

    29. Sì e noIl mio interesse è precipitato a 3/4 del libro. La figura di Pilgrim ha preso un altra strada, diretta più verso la demenza che verso la trascendenza. Bellissime immagini. I personaggi son ben caratterizzati, compreso il disturbante C.G. Jung. Lady Quartermaine è una figura deliziosa, descritta come un'attrice decadente e sempre impegnata in una recita tutta sua, fuori dal mondo, ma in esso rinchiusa.Come ho già detto, la vera natura di Pilgrim non viene spiegata (o quanto meno, io n [...]

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