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Fermor, Patrick Leigh

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Works: 181 works in 624 publications in 5 languages and 10,617 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vGreek  Case studies  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PQ2605.O28, 914.0452
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The traveller's tree; a journey through the Caribbean Islands by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
35 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late 1940s Patrick Leigh Fermor, now widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest travel writers, set out to explore the then relatively little-visited islands of the Caribbean. Rather than a comprehensive political or historical study of the region, The Traveller's Tree, Leigh Fermor's first book, gives us his own vivid, idiosyncratic impressions of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, and Haiti, among other islands. Here we watch Leigh Fermor walk the dusty roads of the countryside and the broad avenues of former colonial capitals, equally at home among the peasant and the elite, the laborer and the artist. He listens to steel drum bands, delights in the Congo dancing that closes out Havana's Carnival, and observes vodou and Rastafarian rites, all with the generous curiosity and easy erudition that readers will recognize from his subsequent classic accounts A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water
Roumeli : travels in Northern Greece by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
28 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roumeli is not to be found on present-day maps. It is the name once given to northern Greece'stretching from the Bosporus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth, a name that evokes a world where the present is inseparably bound up with the past. Roumeli describes Patrick Leigh Fermor's wanderings in and around this mysterious and yet very real region. He takes us with him among Sarakatsan shepherds, to the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, and on a mission to track down a pair of Byron's slippers at Missolonghi. As he does, he brings to light the inherent conflicts of the Greek inheritance'the tenuous links to the classical and Byzantine heritage, the legacy of Ottoman domination'along with an underlying, even older world, traces of which Leigh Fermor finds in the hills and mountains and along stretches of barely explored coast. Roumeli is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor's famous Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese
A time to keep silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
26 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patrick Leigh Fermor set off as a teenager to make his way across Europe, as recorded in his classic memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. Later he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete. A Time to Keep Silence stands out among Leigh Fermor s various tales of travel and adventure because it is more an inward than an outward voyage. Here Leigh Fermor chronicles his several sojourns in some of Europe s oldest and most celebrated monasteries. He stays at the Abbey of Wandrille, a great repository of art and learning; at Solesmes, famous for its revival of Gregorian chant; and at the deeply ascetic Trappist monastery of La Grande Trappe, where monks take a vow of silence. Finally, he visits the rock monasteries of Cappadocia, hewn from the stony spires of a moonlike landscape, where he seeks some trace of the life of the earliest Christian anchorites. This beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life. Leigh Fermor writes, In the seclusion of a cell--an existence whose quietness is only varied by the silent meals, the solemnity of ritual, and long solitary walks in the woods--the troubled waters of the mind grow still and clear, and much that is hidden away and all that clouds it floats to the surface and can be skimmed away; and after a time one reaches a state of peace that is unthought of in the ordinary world
Mani; travels in the southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
29 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The violins of Saint-Jacques : a tale of the Antilles by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
35 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unorthodox romances, unrestrained passions, and unappeasable feuds of the antiquated French aristocracy and slave-descended commoners of a remote Caribbean island peak at the Mardi Gras Ball of 1902, while the island's volcano broods and flickers in the background
In tearing haste : letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor by Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish Devonshire ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of letters illuminates the deep friendship between Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters, and the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor
Forever Ulysses : a novel by Kōnstantinos P Rhodokanakēs ( Book )
2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cretan runner; his story of the German occupation by Giōrgos Psychountakēs ( Book )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A time of gifts : on foot to Constantinople : from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The account of Patrick Leigh Fermor's trip on foot from Rotterdam to Constantinople, beginning in 1933
Mani by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
2 editions published in 1958 in Undetermined and English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gigi. Julie de Carneilhan. Chance acquaintances by Colette ( Book )
4 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gigi" is the story of a young girl being raised in a household more concerned with success and money than with the desires of the heart. But Gigi is uninterested in the dishonest society life she observes all around her and remains exasperatingly Gigi ... "Julie de Carneilhan," focuses on a contest of wills between Julie, an elegant woman of forty, and her ex-husband. "Chance Acquaintances," a novella, involves an invalid wife, her philandering husband, and a music-hall dancer whose odd meeting at a French spa affects and indelibly marks each one of their lives.-Back cover
Mani : travels in the southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mani, at the tip of Greece's'and Europe's'southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land where the past is still very much a part of its people's daily lives. Patrick Leigh Fermor, who has been described as "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Graham Greene," bridges the genres of adventure story, travel writing, and memoir to reveal an ancient world living alongside the twentieth century. Here, in the book that confirmed his reputation as one of the English language's finest writers of prose, Patrick Leigh Fermor carries the reader with him on his journeys among the Greeks of the mountains, exploring their history and time-honored lore. Mani is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor's celebrated Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece
They were divided by Miklós Bánffy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final part of Bánffy trilogy reflects the rapidly disintegrating course of events in Central Europe
Between the woods and the water : on foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : the middle Danube to the Iron Gates by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The way of the world by Nicolas Bouvier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1953, twenty-four-year old Nicolas Bouvier and his artist friend Thierry Vernet set out to make their way overland from their native Geneva to the Khyber Pass. They had a rattletrap Fiat and a little money, but above all they were equipped with the certainty that by hook or by crook they would reach their destination, and that there would be unanticipated adventures, curious companionship, and sudden illumination along the way. The Way of the World, which Bouvier fashioned over the course of many years from his journals, is an entrancing story of adventure, an extraordinary work of art, and a voyage of self-discovery on the order of Robert M. Pirsig' Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. A Cult Classic, "The Way of the World" is one of the most beguiling travel books ever written. Reborn from the ashes of a Pakistan rubbish heap, it tells of a friendship between a writer and an artist, forged on an impecunious, life-enhancing journey from Serbia to Afghanistan in the 1950s. On one level it is a candid description of a road journey, on another a meditation on travel as a journey towards the self, all written by a sage with a golden pen and a wide infectious smile. It is published here for the first time in English with the Vernet drawings which are such a dynamic part of its whole
Ghika : paintings, drawings, sculpture by Ghika ( Book )
5 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julie de Carneilan and Chance acquaintances by Colette ( Book )
2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The violins of Saint-Jacques : opera in 3 acts by Malcolm Williamson ( )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The traveller's tree : island-hopping through the Caribbean in the 1940's by Patrick Leigh Fermor ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greece 1940-41 eyewitnessed by Kōstas N Chatzēpateras ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in Greek, Modern and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ermor, Patrick Leigh Michael.
Fermor, P. L. (Patrick Leigh)
Fermor, P. L. (Patrick Leigh), 1915-2011
Fermor, Paddy
Fermor, Patrick L., 1915-2011
Fermor, Patrick Michael Leigh, 1915-2011
Lē-Phermor, Patrik
Le-Phermor, Patrik, 1915-2011
Leigh-Fermor, Patrick
Leigh-Fermor, Patrick 1915-2011
Leigh Fermor, Patrick Michael, 1915-2011
Paddy, 1915-2011
Phermor, Patrik L., 1915-2011
Phermor, Patrik Lē-
Phermor, Patrik Le-, 1915-2011
Λη-Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ
Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ Λη-
ファーマー, パトリック・リー
Languages
English (324)
German (3)
Italian (3)
Greek, Modern (3)
French (1)
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