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ISBN: 0552101346
Author: James Goldman
Language: English
Publisher: Corgi; New Ed edition (1976)
Pages: 288
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 615
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Start by marking The Man from Greek and Roman as Want to Read . Goldman died from a heart attack in New York City, James Goldman was an American Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, and the brother of screenwriter and novelist William Goldman

Start by marking The Man from Greek and Roman as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Goldman died from a heart attack in New York City, James Goldman was an American Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, and the brother of screenwriter and novelist William Goldman. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up primarily in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He is most noted as the author of The Lion in Winter and author of the book for the stage musical Follies. Goldman died from a heart attack in New York City, where he had lived for many years. Books by James Goldman.

James Goldman (June 30, 1927 – October 28, 1998) was an American screenwriter and playwright, and the brother of screenwriter and novelist William Goldman. The Man From Greek and Roman. Erens, Patricia (1998). The Jew in American Cinema. Indiana University Press. p. 392. ISBN 978-0-253-20493-6.

The Man From Greek and Roman Hardcover – 1974. Goldman is a competent writer; the first half of the book really brought alive the unpleasantness of the protagonist. by. James Goldman (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I find the alcoholism and sexual fantasies and breakup of the marriage entirely believable. The endless details about the Met and about antiquities feel unnatural. While I have no doubt that the actual details are accurate, they feel like they were inserted as details, rather than emerging as a result of Goldman's organic knowledge of the subject.

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The man fron Greek and Roman, an old fashioned charmer. com User, January 27, 2010. confused hero, flighty heroine. com User, March 26, 2003. This book captured my imagination from the first page. A confused, self depreciating curator from the greek and roman department of a major museum, cannot accept the skimpy provenance provided for a very valuable gold antiquity by a prominent roman craftsman.

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James Goldman, American Playwright, screenwriter, novelist. Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. in8. Broché jaquette.

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Comments:

Alianyau
I first read this book 30 years ago and, though it has no pretensions to literary greatness, it has a certain old fashioned charm with likeable characters, a feel good, if predictable, ending and a rollicking swift moving tale. sometimes things don't have to be imposing to be endearing and I rediscovered this book as a fondly remembered old friend.
Milleynti
This is a delightful romantic thriller, part archaeological mystery, part art fraud, with loads of memorable dialogue. It's practically a screenplay in novel form -- which isn't surprising since the author (who was the brother of novelist William Goldman) wrote both the stage plays and the film scripts for The Lion in Winter and They Might Be Giants, as well as Nicholas and Alexandra. Dr. Melvil West (his father was a librarian) is curator of the classical wing of the Metropolitan Museum, a job he loves. If only he could get his "big book" written. But the museum's director makes a deal for a chalice created by the greatest Greek goldsmith who every lived, a deal in which the seller and the vessel's provenance both have to be kept secret (not uncommon in the rarefied levels of the art world), and West is on Cloud Nine. Then questions begin to be asked in the press about the chalice's true origins, a British archaeologist on the trail of Camelot claims it was stolen from his dig at Cadbury Castle, and West doesn't know what to do. Unfortunately, his wife, a not very talented artist, has had enough of marriage, which is the shock that sends him over the edge. He grabs the treasure and heads for the airport in search of The Truth. Fortunately for him, he hooks up with Carrie Gardener, a young woman with nerves of steel who's done everything twice, and she'll get him through the sticky parts until he can find himself -- which he will do, of course. Parts of the plot seem almost quaint now (like the ease with which the couple evade airport security), but none of it is really meant to be taken seriously. Moreover, there's a nice twist ending and you can almost see Cary Grant in the title role.
Arilak
This mystery seems almost like two separate books -- the first sixty pages introduce our cold, alcoholic protagonist and set the stage as his wife dumps him and he sexually assaults a secretary. The second part of the book is a breathless adventure/mystery as he rambles around Europe, making a series of impossible, unbelievable escapes from his pursuers, and making silly love to his fantasy girl.

Goldman is a competent writer; the first half of the book really brought alive the unpleasantness of the protagonist. I find the alcoholism and sexual fantasies and breakup of the marriage entirely believable. The endless details about the Met and about antiquities feel unnatural. While I have no doubt that the actual details are accurate, they feel like they were inserted as details, rather than emerging as a result of Goldman's organic knowledge of the subject. [Edit: It sounds like people who know museums, and the Met, disagree. Oh, well.]

The second half of the book really moves. I shot through it in just a couple of hours, and found it difficult to put down. Alas, it was full of impossible escapes and ridiculous hookups. In fact, the second half is set off by a complete break with rational behavior, culminating in an entirely predictable twist at the end.

All in all, you could probably do a lot better.
Urtte
Just reread my ancient paperback for the first time since it was published. Though there WAS always something "film-scriptish" about it (a previous reviewer saw Cary Grant as the protagonist, which was absurd even at the time--my original choice was George Segal, perhaps with Debra Winger as Carrie), the book remains an engrossing pleasure--especially for readers with some knowledge of the Met as it then was (and to a remarkable extent still remains), and lasting memories of Continental train travel in the late 60s-early 70s! FUN!
Yayrel
This book captured my imagination from the first page.
A confused, self depreciating curator from the greek and roman department of a major museum, cannot accept the skimpy provenance provided for a very valuable gold antiquity by a prominent roman craftsman. In his bumbling crusade to find the truth, he is first rescued, then guided, by a delightfully worldly-wise young lady.
A truly enjoyable book that flows easily from beginning to end.

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