Jake Barnes is a tragic hero, damaged beyond repair in the war. He has the bad luck to meet and fall in love with Brett Ashley, a beautiful young Englishwoman. Worse, she finds in Jake everything she ever wanted but now cannot have. It is a hopeless and compelling relationship, told without affectation or sentiment by a young author just reaching the height of his powers....Continua
An interesting story of a group of expatriates journey to travel from Paris to visit a fiesta in Pamplona. Actually interesting but not that great. Read in modern times it may be seen as slightly politically incorrect talking about niggers and Jews in a derogatory way. A good story if you like Hemingway but I've read better by him....Continua
Ho fatto fatica a leggerlo, mi perdevo via, non mi ha presa. Probabilmente darò un'altra possibilità a Hemingway, ma questo primo approccio non è andato come speravo. Libro troppo acerbo
Hemingway quanto mi sei mancato.
Questo libro è bellissimo per come descrive un pezzo di vita di questa generazione di squattrinati, sognatori, festaioli, ubriaconi pseudo artisti e viveur americani che popolavano il continente tra le due guerre.
Il ritratto perfetto di un mondo che non c'è più....Continua
As I already had a preconceived soft spot for the Basque country, I was a half-convert when I learned of the premise of the novel--bullfights in Pamplona, fishing in rural San Sebastian--a dip into Spanish culture. With that said, Sun Also Rises focuses on the human condition more than the plot itself. All the characters have flaws, be it debauchery, jealousy, volatility, etc., but in doing so, Hemingway gives you enough reason to sympathize with them. If I had to be honest, I'd say I enjoyed this more than "For Whom the Bell Tolls."...Continua