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ISBN: 0450044254
Author: Irwin. Shaw
Publisher: P/B (1988)
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
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He had spoken to enough people that day. The restaurant was one of the best in town, expensive and usually crowded. The restaurant was one of the best in town, expensive and usually crowded rid and excessively barbered, the women overdressed and bejeweled, the room was empty. The English groups were not connected with the Festival but were vacationing in Cannes. He had seen them all the night before at the casino, men and women alike playing for high stakes

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. When his private world begins to collapse, a middle-aged film producer delves into his past to find a source of direction for his life.

Evening in Byzantium book. His younger brother, David Shaw Shaw was born Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff in the South Bronx, New York City, to Russian Jewish immigrants. Shaw was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for his novels, The Young Lions (1948) and Rich Man Poor Man (1970).

Evening in Byzantium is a 1978 American two-part, four-hour made-for-television drama film produced by Glen A. Larson Productions and Universal Television, and directed by Jerry London. Larson Productions and Universal Television, and directed by Jerry London, about the Cannes Film Festival being overtaken by terrorists. The film is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw.

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Categories: Literature. And what you’ve got in the market. Издательство: Open Road Integrated Media. Murphy shrugged. You know what the market’s like. And you’ve been living for five years with almost nothing coming in. Goddamn it, Jess, if I can swing the Greek thing, I’m going to make you do it. Just for walking around money until something breaks.

Comments:

Redfury
I read "Evening in Byzantium" when it first came out, and just re-read the Kindle version. Despite some typos and strange formatting, I really enjoyed it - it was like revisiting an old friend. Shaw has written a Hollywood novel that is not set in Hollywood, but mostly in France (where he was an ex-patriot resident). Despite being several decades old, it still rings incredibly true. Hollywood, with all its excesses, its venal obsessions, and its political maneuvering, never seems to change. Jesse Craig is almost like a Raymond Chandler knight - through these mean streets (and mean people) goes a man who is not himself mean. Neither is he perfect. He is, however, perfectly human, and I enjoyed his company. Recommended.
Fearlessrunner
A timeless classic that deserves to be re-discovered. Let's hope that a new paper edition is on its way, along with other Irwin Shaw novels (may the publisher hear us!).
Oreavi
re reading a classic
inform
Very good book.
Humin
The book is too full of uninteresting people saying, thinking or doing uninteresting things. One simply does not like or dislike the characters sufficiently be captured by the story (to the the extent that there really is a story). A far cry from Shaw's first books!
Nuadabandis
Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong! Aaaaarggghhhhh!!! How can someone review a book without reading it?!! There are no terrorists, none, nada. This has NOTHING to do with terrorists! Apparently there was some BS sensationalist movie made of a very loose adaptation of this book that concocted some stupid lurid plot about terrorists but that movie had nothing whatsoever to do with the actual book.

This is actually a very quiet and contemplative work, an alienated poet-at-heart addressing the crazy tumult in the world around him. Not at all what you'd expect from a big best-selling author like Shaw. It's the sort of thing one might deliberately sub-vocalize as one reads just to catch the narrator's rhythm and to roll the ideas around in one's head before moving on to the next chapter. And quite bleak-- most readers would probably find the whole thing less-than-uplifting to be sure and indeed somewhat unwholesome but it's not at all tedious and considering the long twisted history the protagonist relives in its pages relatively brief.

All in all much deeper than one would expect... think "La Dolce Vita" with William Holden playing Mastroianni.
Renthadral
It is 1970s Movies Festival in Cannes. Jesse Craig, 48 years old producer, with receding fame, very tangled person life, and drinking problem comes to the festival looking for answers. There he attends a number of parties hosted by Americans living in Europe, provides us with a commentary on a movie industry of the day, the morals, the youth, the views (pouring in a lot of his own Shaw's bitterness), exchanges stage-like one-liners with a very diverse set of people (including writers, directors, agents, actors, etc), gets intoxicated all the time, and sleeps with a twenty-two years old Gail Mc Kinnon, that first appears into his hotel room with an aura of mystery and suspense and at the end turns out to be simply a kind of groupie (very disappointing). Wife, mistresses, piled up bills, career drops, and heavy drinking take its toll and Craig succumbs to bloody ulcer. While he is in the hospital his script gets approved, all of his women dot on him, and life generally looks up. But the first thing Craig does when he walks out of the hospital is the very thing that doctor forbade him to do - drink of whisky.
"...They were honest mean and thieves, pimps and panderers and men of virtue.
Therewere beautiful women and delicious girls,
handsome men with the faces of swines..."

"...They were all gamblers in a game with no rules,
placing their bets debonairly or in the sweat of fear..."

"...These are some of the characters in IRWIN SHAW'S BESTSELLING evening in byzantium..."
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