Around the World with Auntie Mame
Oh dear, oh dear, however shall I survive? There is no more Auntie Mame-age available, nor ever shall be, since Dennis is dead these 35 years. The sequel to Auntie Mame appeared in 1958, and was published of the pieces that didn't fit the original frame of "My Most Unforgettable Character." (Remember those? Reader's Digest was such a bland magazine, but those were always fun to read.) This time the frame is Patrick trying to keep his irascible wife Pegeen from k ...more
E' così che Patrick racconta alla moglie una versione edulcorata del suo viaggio insieme a Zia Mame, molti anni prima, mentre noi lettori r ...more
En este segundo libro nos narra un viaje por Europa que hicieron antes que Patrick empezara la universidad. Narrado en p ...more
Narrator manages solid voices for Patrick and Mame, as well as the many secondary characters.
Two years later, nearing Christmas, Michael hasn't returned home and the postcards and letters have stopped coming in. Patrick and Pegeen are besides themselves with worry about where in the world Michael is with Auntie Mame and the trouble they are getting into. Pegeen probes Patrick to tell her what happened on ...more
The most interesting thing about the #4 bestseller of 1958 is its publishing history. The original manuscript included a chapter, "Auntie Mame and Mother Russia." which was not in the 1958 edition. Due to the recent Senator McCarthy and his communist witch hunt, Harcourt Brace deemed the chapter too controversial. The missing episode was found years later by the author's widow and finally included in a 1990 reprint.
That leads to the second interesting feature of this book. It is much funnier, ...more
Interesting chapter in here when Mame and Patrick go to the Soviet Union and end up in a commune. Apparently this chapter was not allowed to be published when the book was first published, but they found it and put it in this edition. The book was obviously rewritten (in the 50s) to not include i ...more
I couldn't stay away. I'm too in love with our lady Mame. I needed more of her. So I took the sequel. I don't regret it, but it's not the best it could've been. I really wanted this to be as good as its predecessor, because I NEEDED to have the story continue seamlessly. There were too many hitches.
It started perfectly. Auntie Mame and Patrick are in Paris, with her good friend V ...more
Dies ist der zweite Roman um die überaus reiche und exzentrische Tante Mame. Patrick wurde als Kind von Tante Mame großgezogen. Er ist mit ihr um die Welt gereist und erinnert sich jetzt an das Jahr 1937 und die verrückten Abenteuer, in d ...more
Partendo per l'Oriente col piccolo Michael, Mame aveva promesso di tornare in tempo per la riapertura delle scuole, e qualcuno aveva fatto finta di crederle. Ma sono passati due anni, e della strana coppia nessuna notizia, se non qualche salutino entusiastico sul retro di una cartolina, regolarmente inviata dai luoghi più incantevoli del pianeta. Pegeen è fuori di sé, ma Patrick le dice di non preoccuparsi: zia Mame gira il mondo meglio di chiunque altro. Tu come lo sai, gli chiede Pegeen. Perch...more
Del viaggio a Parigi che li porta in teatri scabrosi, della permanenza a Londra dove assistono i nobili sguazzare nel fango.
E poi non mancano fantasmi, feste a tema, mille spasimanti per Zia Mame!
E poi ancora complotti, esplosioni (non potevano mancare!) e il solito Ito che guida contromano!
E alla fine di tutto, dopo mille pasticci, beh possiamo affermare che Zia Mame ha comunque ciò che le sp ...more
A greatly enjoyable and captivating reading! Auntie Mame is such a brilliant and sophisticated Lady and such a sweet and loving aunt (but nothing conventional ...) that nobody will resist her!
Set in the '30s and '40s and '50s, it hasn't lost at all its sparkling humour.
Mame representes a counterculture that was almost non-existent at the time the book was written.
She's anti-establishment, anti-bourgeois, anti-racist, anti-bad taste, and anti-pretension...She's ...more
I can see how this book became the cut bits from book one - while the stories are funny, they're not as funny as the stories featured in the first book.
The race slagging was more prominent, again - Mame does not support that kind of talk/attitude, and she makes it known. Still, I wish it wasn't in the book at all... even though it was the time, at least the people who were nasty got what was coming to them in the form of irritati ...more
Patrick's already soured by Mame's antics and eccentricities, yet he refuses, through one mishap or another to be able t leave here without his conscience dragging him back. Many lines, particularly descriptions of gloomy castles and recherché decor, make it all enjoyable, despite the "It's a Small(Min ...more