Pilgrim is a novel by Timothy Findley, first published by HarperFlamingo in Canada in 1999.
Pilgrim is a novel by Timothy Findley, first published by HarperFlamingo in Canada in 1999. The novel is typical of Findley's interest in Jungian psychology; in fact, Carl Jung himself is a major character. The novel's protagonist is Pilgrim, an immortal who is brought to Jung's clinic in Zürich after his latest suicide attempt. Pilgrim has lived through the ages, moving from one life to another, and claims to be tired of living.
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On April 17, 1912 - ironically, only two days after the sinking of the Titanic - a figure known only as Pilgrim tries to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree. When he is found five hours later.
Timothy Findley's Pilgrim is the story of a man who can't die even though he tries over and over to kill himself. I love Timothy Findley. This book is one of his best. I happen to be familiar with the medical characters and processes he describes, and he handles them very well. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, in 1912 he's placed in a Zurich clinic where Carl Gustav Jung is hard as work trying to determine the perimeter of the collective unconscious. For Jung, this man becomes an embodiment of the psyche's mystery. And, :::slight spoiler alert::: he offers the very best EVER explanation for why the Mona Lisa has that tight little smile.
Canada (and the world) lost a great writer when Timothy Findley died.
On April 17, 1912-ironically, only two days after the sinking of the Titanic-a figure known only as Pilgrim tries to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree. When he is found five hours later, his heart miraculously begins to beat again. Canada (and the world) lost a great writer when Timothy Findley died Читать весь отзыв.
Also By Timothy Findley. The Last of the Crazy. Findley has consummate skill, disturbing vision and a bleak skepticism about the value of ar. espite what Pilgrim says, it’s enough to make one believe even more in the power of art. -Time. People The Butterfly Plague. Pilgrim is a marvellously complex set of Chinese boxes, each apparently smaller box opening to ever larger vista. nyone who delights in well-wrought fictions that contain complexly human characters in richly philosophic conflict will find it a complicated delight. The novel's protagonist is Pilgrim, an immortal who is brought to Jung's clinic in Zürich after his latest failed suicide attempt.
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.
Timothy Findley’s Pilgrim was published by in 1999.
The bits about Da Vinci are interesting, but as most of the backstory is told via Pilgrim’s journals, the book becomes many novels within a novel, and begins to lose steam as Findley keeps on adding memory after memory, such as being at the fall of Troy and being a gadabout who hung out with Oscar Wilde. The ending is a bit underwhelming, as well - in fact, it all feels rather unresolved. It’s a meandering, wordy and unfocused novel that offers bright glimmers of promise and works as a kind of brain food for those who like their literary diet to tickle that organ. Timothy Findley’s Pilgrim was published by in 1999.
Pilgrim (Timothy Findley novel).
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