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Timothy Findley's Pilgrim is the story of a man who can't die even though he tries over and over to kill himself. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, in 1912 he's placed in a Zurich clinic where Carl Gustav Jung is hard at work trying to determine the perimeter of the collective unconscious. For Jung, this man becomes an embodiment of the psyche's mystery. Claiming to have no past history but to have simply arrived one day at consciousness, Pilgrim lives in a limbo outside individuality and subjectivity. He's everyone and no one. Is he a messenger? Or is he a basket case? As the novel gathers momentum, we realise that Pilgrim is a character much like Virginia Woolf's Orlando, a witness traversing gender and time. Imagining conversations between Pilgrim and Henry James, Leonardo da Vinci, and Oscar Wilde, this novel is like a party full of beautiful guests. Or a safe train trip through an exotic landscape of consciousness where men use cologne that smells like "moss...lemons...ferns", and schizophrenics are elegant and well dressed, like the old countess who believes she lives on the moon and asks her doctor, "Is this a ballroom? Am I being courted?"

 
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Used availability for Timothy Findley's Pilgrim


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Hardback Editions

October 2002 : UK Hardback
Title: Pilgrim Special Edition
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-00-200551-4 / 978-0-00-200551-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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December 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-06-019197-X / 978-0-06-019197-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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1999 : UK Hardback
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-00-224258-3 / 978-0-00-224258-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins (Canada) Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2004 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-00-639200-8 / 978-0-00-639200-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Fiction
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May 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-571-20536-4 / 978-0-571-20536-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Pilgrim: A Novel
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-06-092937-5 / 978-0-06-092937-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-571-20268-3 / 978-0-571-20268-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-571-20306-X / 978-0-571-20306-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber And Faber Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-00-648527-8 / 978-0-00-648527-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

June 2008 : Canada Audio CD
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 1-55468-138-3 / 978-1-55468-138-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Canada Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Pilgrim
Author(s): Timothy Findley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Pilgrim: A Novel
Author(s): Timothy Findley
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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