Going Away

Going Away Going Away Read Author Clancy Sigal Firstchance10k.co.uk The Year Is 1956, And A Blacklisted Hollywood Agent Sets Off On A Cross Country Adventure From Los Angeles To New York City Along The Way Stopping At Bars, All Night Restaurants, And Gas Stations The Twenty Nine Year Old Narrator, At Once Egotistical And Compassionate, Barrels Across The Blue Highways To Meet, Fight With, Love, And Hate Old Comrades And Girlfriends, Collecting Their Stories And Reflecting On His Own Life Experiences.Driven By Probing Stream Of Consciousness Prose And Brutally Honest Self Analysis, Going Away Is A Sprawling Autobiographical Journey Into A Kaleidoscope Of American Mindsets Most Significantly, That Of Its Radical Narrator Crammed With Acute Social And Political Observations, This Urgent Novel Captures The Spirit Of Its Times, So Remarkably Like That Of Today. Just finished reading this I agreed with one of the other reviewers that you had to plug along through a lot of dross, waiting for a page of good prose The snapshot into the 50 s, the Left, the Labor Movement and McCarthyisim is priceless The picture of the state of American society is great too, especially in comparison to On the Road Less appealing is the plodding writing style and the solipsistic, purile, sententious and basically odious protagonist narrator These could have worked as Just finished reading this I agreed with one of the other reviewers that you had to plug along through a lot of dross, waiting for a page of good prose The snapshot into the 50 s, the Left, the Labor Movement and McCarthyisim is priceless The picture of the state of American society is great too, especially in comparison to On the Road Less appealing is the plodding writing style and the solipsistic, purile, sententious and basically odious protagonist narrator These could have worked as a kind of theme e.g Catcher in the Rye , except that the author seems not to notice it Other people in the book did notice, and they kept asking the protagonist to please leave now Ironically, early in the book the narrator mentions a writer whose style shows to much influence of writing for The Movies So much stuff happens to the protagonist
A very interesting insight into the unions and people who ran them in the middle of the 20th century I missed a story arc, but it was a good stream of consciousness memoir. Originally published in 1962 Going Away is the iconic road trip political memoir by Clancy Sigal In 1956 Sigal, a radical young blacklisted Hollywood writer, took off driving across the country from Los Angeles to New York City Going Away is written in a stream of consciousness style and was a contender for the 1963 National Book Award Along his road trip, Sigal talks with a wide variety of people about their political views and life itself.This is one of those classic novels that marks a ver Originally published in 1962 Going Away is the iconic road trip political memoir by Clancy Sigal In 1956 Sigal, a radical young blacklisted Hollywood writer, took off driving across the country from Los Angeles to New York City Going Away is written in a stream of consciousness style and was a contender for the 1963 National Book Award Along his road trip, Sigal talks with a wide variety of people about their political views and life itself.This is one of those classic novels that marks a very specific time in history and a look inside the labor movement Sigal does an excellent job capturing the political nuances of the period and the collapse of the American left, while trying to find meaning, and some humor, on his road trip This book w
i m marking this book as finished even tho I technically have a handful of pages remaining I will read those pages because I ve travelled this far with this book and i m determined to make it thru this book reminds me of the lure of gambling how you keep plugging in those coins and once in awhile the stars align and you win a jackpot of coins back you trudge thru pages and pages and then finally there s a page of very nice prose going on as your considerably well deserved reward increasingl i m marking this book as finished even tho I technically have a handful of pages remaining I will read those pages because I ve travelled this far with this book and i m determined to make it thru this book reminds me of the lure of gambling how you keep plugging in those coins and once in awhile the stars align and you win a jackpot of coins back yo
magnificent This is a political autobiographical novel. Guy takes offer to drive a car from L.A to NYC in 1956 He had been in the Communist Party Khrushchev has just made his speech denouncing the crimes of Stalin Our narrator visits friends and relatives and asks strangers who they will vote for in the presidential Eisenhower or Stevenson so he can discuss politics with them He keeps up with the rebellion in Hungary on the radio He is still a radical but has been critical of the CP magnificent This is a political autobiographical novel. Guy takes offer to drive a car from L.A to NYC in 1956 He had been in the Communist Party Khrushchev has just made his speech denouncing the crimes of Stalin Our narrator visits friends and relatives and asks strangers who they will vote for in the presidential Eisenhower or Stevenson so he can discuss politics with them He keeps up with the rebellion in Hungary on the radio He is st
Post War AmericaThis memoir gives the reader a picture of what life in America was like after World War II The author who was a Hollywood screen writer tells of his journey across America. awesome charting of the mid 20th century decline of the left in the form of a road novel Great story.

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  • Paperback
  • 514 pages
  • Going Away
  • Clancy Sigal
  • English
  • 05 March 2018
  • 088184103X