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Read & Download ä The Merry Month of May ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The only one of my contemporaries who I felt had talent than myself was James Jones And he has also been the one writer of any time for whom I felt any love Norman MailerParis May 1968 This is the Paris of the barricaded boulevards of reb. This book is only ostensibly about the Left Bank movement concerned as it is with sexual fantasies and escapades of its characters here

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Read & Download ä The Merry Month of May ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Htening social uicksand of 1968James Jones 1921–1977 established himself as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century with his WWII trilogy From Here to Eternity National Book Award winner The Thin Red Line and Whistle. Slightly interesting if you are interested in learning about Paris in the late 1960s I love Paris so I did enjoy it a bit However I m not sure I could recommend the book The storyline is not terribly compelling

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Read & Download ä The Merry Month of May ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Elling students' strongholds of the literati the sexual anarchists the leftists written chillingly of a time in French history closely paralleling America in the late '60s The reader sees feels smells and fears all the turmoil of the frig. This is how this book came to be on the currently reading shelfOne of my groups posted a May challenge any book with a loose connection to May I posted this to the group s thread on this May related challenge I found a book which fits the criteria and have taken it from the shelf today and begun reading The Merry Month of May This is not the physical book which I have mine is a pre ISBN numbers hardback from 1970 beautifully bound in black cloth with the author s signature in gold script on the front cover and gold lettering title and author on the spine The relationship of this period in Paris with the 1960 s era in the USA and the fact that the Kent State shootings of May 4 1970 took place barely two years after the time of the setting of this book add up to a set of significant reasons this is my choice for this reading This on the heels of discovery of There Goes My Baby a very affecting film set in the mid 1960 s as the Vietnam War protests began to take shape I seem to be revisiting my college years and looking in at them through many different sets of eyes it s rather interesting Well the unfolding of the student revolt leading to a general strike across not only Paris but France and the handling of it by the de Gaulle government was interesting As I said somewhere I m sure all of this was onin the news along with our own similar troubles in this coutnry but I was in high school and then college and too much of the good girl and good student to be out and seeing much of what started though after the fact I DID see it s beginnings as I walked by small knots of students around highly charged haranguing speakers with protest signs waving I recall skirting these or changing course in order to get to class on time without being drawn in All of this of course mushroomed into the student rioting against the war not that the war was off my radar it loomed over us all Who of our friends relatives etc would be going Who would be back whole or not All of it was a part of our life one way or another And eventually it came home for me after I was gone from home and married by visiting my own alma mater s campus with the shots heard round the world as the students were killed at Kent State It changed forever how I respond and what response I get when I tell someone where I graduated from college It could have changed forever even further the dynamics of my relationship to my husband and his family his brother walked by the huge gathering only 15 minutes before the shooting began he could just as easily have walked by fifteen minutes into the melee and been shotThe book proceeds very leisurely building toward the involvement of the young man in the family of the book with these events and outlining the differences among the adults and the younger crowd in general as well as those same divides within the family group It seemed too slow at some points Then it takes a few turns and the end seemed somehow frustratingly distanced from the main flow of the story Maybe I just haven t made the connection I need to have made between the main body of the story and the end point At any rate slightly less satisfying overall than I had hoped earlier on Definitely need to do some digging into the factual side of the event though and may do so before too long just to close my own loops on this period of unrest


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    READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones James Jones ✓ 5 characters This is a mean spirited book by the author of the iconic World War II novel From Here to Eternity James Jones observes the 1968 May Revolution from the lofty perspective his protagonist a middle aged intellectual grumpy and self righteous One description tells all about his viewpoint “uniform of the Revolution blue jeans flannel shirt running shoes ie tennis shoes and a large bandanna knotted loosely around the throat” page 6

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    James Jones ✓ 5 characters READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones This book is only ostensibly about the Left Bank movement concerned as it is with sexual fantasies and escapades of its characters here

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    Summary è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ James Jones READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones Much like The Unbearable Lightness of Being this tale of revolution gets sidetracked by boring tales of older men having sex with younger women

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    READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones Bottom Line FirstThe Merry Month MayJames Jones is at his best describing the military aspects of the failed student revolution in May 1968 Paris His place descriptions read like he is seeing them as a military man laying it out for defenseThis revolution serves as a backdrop the action described but not influenced by his main chara

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    Summary è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ James Jones READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones James Jones ✓ 5 characters This is how this book came to be on the currently reading shelfOne of my groups posted a May challenge any book with a loose connection to May I posted this to the group's thread on this May related challenge I found a book which fits the criteria and have taken it from the shelf today and begun reading The Merry Month of May This is not the physical book which I have mine is a pre ISBN numbers hardback from 1970 beautifully bound in blac

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    READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones Oversexed; I read it expecting a story about the May Revolutions I ended up reading a story about the sex lives of the people in it The edition I read was split into two volumes of which I only read the first because I didn't figure it was worth continuing Though it fails to tell you anything about the Revolutio

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    READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones I spent my May reading The Merry Month of May and it was probably the best decision how to spend my last student life spring reading a book about Parisian students in turmoil The story bring you back to 1960s when striking and my favorite city occurred to be a total mess Btw for those who watched The Dreamers with Eve Green yep it's exactl

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    READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones The Merry Month of May by James Jones Delacorte Press 1971 Fiction It is 1968 in Paris and there is revolution in the air The atmosphere in Paris mirrors that in the US at the time This is the story of the changes wrought by the populace DNF My rating 610 finished 112414

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    Free download The Merry Month of May READ The Merry Month of May Author James Jones Summary è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ James Jones Slightly interesting if you are interested in learning about Paris in the late 1960s I love Paris so I did enjoy it a bit However I'm not sure I could recommend the book The storyline is not terribly compelling

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  • The Merry Month of May
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  • 20 March 2020
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