Exiles

Exiles Back in print a wry and moving rare and minute accounting of growing up Time Exiles is the story of two glamorous people one a beautiful aristocrat the other a self made man one of the most famous

  • Title: Exiles
  • Author: Michael J. Arlen
  • ISBN: 9780374532604
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Back in print, a wry and moving rare and minute accounting of growing up Time Exiles is the story of two glamorous people one, a beautiful aristocrat the other, a self made man, one of the most famous authors of the 1920s In this slender volume, which was nominated for the 1970 National Book Award and helped reestablish the memoir as a genre, Michael J Arlen eBack in print, a wry and moving rare and minute accounting of growing up Time Exiles is the story of two glamorous people one, a beautiful aristocrat the other, a self made man, one of the most famous authors of the 1920s In this slender volume, which was nominated for the 1970 National Book Award and helped reestablish the memoir as a genre, Michael J Arlen evokes with humor and honesty his parents seemingly charmed life in Hollywood and New York, his own childhood spent between homes and boarding schools, and the decline of a family full of love, joy, and pride in one another in other words, a family as ordinary as it is unusual.

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    1 thought on “Exiles”

    1. Arlen's prose is weirdly fascinating. This is the one thing we should all take away from reading this odd little biography of his parents. From the blurb on the back, I expected this to be a tale of joy and despair, intense pleasure followed by a tragic downfall and a life lived in confused resignation, the freedom and parties of the '20s gone forever, and in their place nothing but old age and a changing world.I guess I must have read too many of those biographies by now, because I couldn't hav [...]

    2. This is a reissue. . d with the deluge of terrible memoirs out there currently this is something of a miracle. That this modest-seeming book about an author who's fame is long past and who's writing is currently out of vogue is surprising. . recommendation is that you snatch this up. Michael J Arlen is the son of a famous father, Michael Arlen and he peoples this book with powerful and significant moments of his adolescent and young adult life with his family and without. The voice is unique an [...]

    3. Exiles is a memoir of a father and a son in a different era both from our own and the one in which I grew up. I was impressed with the literary references which, not surprisingly, were due to Michael J. Arlen's father's own profession as a writer of novels and essays. The change in American letters is made clear in the sons life as writer and critic, perhaps best symbolized by an early job at Life magazine. His schooling and other events seem to be apart from his father, not so often his mother, [...]

    4. Light and rich, this little innocuous book skirts almost all of the narcissistic pitfalls of the memoir through charm and an almost autistic detachment from one's own experiences. How do you write about your incredibly interesting family when they provide scant points of entry, and you're too polite to ask? If you're Arlen, you do so in little snippets that reveal much more than exhaustive family trees or pages of imagined dialogue.

    5. really a wonderful memoir: elegantly realized sketches of an emigre family, just beautifully observed and written

    6. Back at the beginning again. This makes three times I finish the book, and immediately restart. Every sentence is an amazement.

    7. If you're looking for info about Michael Arlen, you won't find it in this "odd little biography." Arlen's son, Michael J, has a few excellent anecdotes to share, such as one on the final pages where he and his father bumped into Hemingway at "21" in the early 50s. But, surprisingly, the author has almost no solid memories from his 20 or so years under the parental roof, and even as an adult he was self-absorbed and oblivious. Writers are observant witnesses, but not Michael J. In fact, this biog [...]

    8. They used to say 'No man is a hero to his valet' back when men had valets. It might more universally be said that no man is a hero to his adult son. Though I didn't love the one novel of Michael Arlen's I read, I wish posterity had an alternative perspective on his life than that contained in this memoir by his son.It is in part the story of Michael Arlen and his wife, and of the fame and fortune he found when The Green Hat became a huge success in the 1920s. Mostly it's his son, Michael J Arlen [...]

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