THE QUINTESSENTIAL NARRATIVE OF THE LOST GENERATION
The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century....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