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The Man from Greek and Roman

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published January 28th 1974 by Random House (first published 1974)
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Richard Derus
Dec 19, 2011 Richard Derus rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5* of five

This was a nigh-unto-irresistable journey back thirty-five years. The author is the man who wrote the play The Lion in Winter and won an Oscar for adapting it into a screenplay. I don't like reading plays, or screenplays, but that's one of my all-time fave-rave movies. What are the odds Mr. G can bring home the goods in a novel set in modern times?, I asked myself, and decided to find out.

I thought this book was a re-read. I have an ancient mass-market paperback of it, after
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Michael
Mar 01, 2015 Michael rated it really liked it
Perhaps a bit dated, but well written with all the elements of a good mystery. Goldman is a good writer and I hope he got the recognition he deserves. Wrote many screen plays. I like the elements of the classics and art that he weaves through the story. The main character was the Dept. Head of the Greek and Roman section of the Met in New York. His office looked out on Central Park.
Stephen
Sep 12, 2014 Stephen rated it really liked it
Shelves: thrillers
Lots of fun to read, a very literate caper. A museum staffer, at the beginning more like Casper Milquetoast than Nicolai Hel, grows rapidly into what it takes to follow some art work of dubious provenance and win the girl.
Peter
Feb 24, 2012 Peter rated it it was amazing
I just remembered this book, which I think I read 25 years ago. I remember that it was a great ride. Enjoy.
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This book was a (joke) Christmas present, which is good, since it is truly ridiculous. Nonetheless, all of my business cards will soon bear the label "The Man From Greek and Roman."
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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,
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