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Ernest Hemingway

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by Ashlea, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. saliotthomas

    saliotthomas New Member

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    a nice place,the view on notre dame,and the nice little garden beside,make it one of best lockated booktore i know.
    The atmosphere is also very friendly!
    Thanks for the news,he still kicking so!
     
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    I have just finished “The Old Man and the Sea”.
    It’s my first Hemingway and I am a little bit disappointed.
    I know it’s a simple story about a simple man and Ernest used a simple language on purpose. However, I ask myself, what the purpose of such a story is.
    Are all his works like this or he has something better to offer?
    It seems to me that he had more interesting personal life than his books.
     
  3. Robert

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    I loved that story! Who doesn't like a tragic hero?

    There is more to that then a simple story. Hemingway got the Pulitzer for that story, and I understand it was instrumental in his winning the Nobel Prize.

    Hemmingway was a wonderful writer, so you may want to give him another try before giving up on him.
     
  4. Sin

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    I don't say that it's so bad but I expected something better. I wouldn't have read the whole story if I disliked it completely.
    I know he got all kinds of prizes so he must be worth his fame. I might try "For whom the bell tolls". At least the subject matter sounds interesting.
     
  5. Robert

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    I haven't read that one. Please let me know what you think.
     
  6. Sin

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    I don't know when will I read it but this is what I found on Wikipedia:

    It certainly sounds interesting but I will see.
    What else have you read except The Old Man?
     
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    His masterpiece is Old Man and the Sea.
     
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    What Hemingway Would Think of the Internet

    Snippet:

     
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    If The Old Man and the Sea was: The Old Man and the Laptop.

    :lol::lol:

    Thanks for the thoughts sparky, I could see the old man now.:)
     
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    Nice.
     
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    I've always thought The Old Man and the Sea was about as good as it gets for simple, clean writing. Loved the story, loved the execution.
    And, for those of you that haven't had the chance to read it, I would recommend hunting down a copy of WITH HEMINGWAY - A Year in Key West and Cuba by Arnold Samuelson. Samuelson was an aspiring writer who hitchhiked to Key West and met E.H. who offered him a job as a deck hand on his boat, the Pilar and offered to teach him how to write. A true story and a great read...
     
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    Papa is the man. I've only read The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, The Old Man and the Sea, and some short stories. A Clean Well Lighted Place is fantastic.

    I went through a huge Lost Generation phase in high school. Got all into disillusionment so The Sun Also Rises still stands as my favorite. The last three sentences are legendary what with Brett commenting on what a damn good time they could have had, then the policeman halting the car (war getting in the way), and a then matured Jake brushing her off with the "isn't it pretty to think so?"

    Has anyone seen Midnight in Paris? The actor for Hemingway was pretty good.

    awww.petanim.com_wp_content_uploads_2010_10_hemingway.jpg
     
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    Great picture of Papa there! Since he was a friend to cats I wondered if it ever troubled him when he killed big cats on his safari trips to Africa.
     
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    really? i didn't like hemingway in 'midnight' at all. seemed arrogant and misguided,
    in a silly, peevish way rather than some hot-blooded genius way, which is what i think they were trying to get at.
     
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    I've read 'A Farewell to arms,The old man and the sea, For whom the bell tolls ....only . 'A Farewell to arms' was quite good.
     
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    I've been haunted by this man for over a year now. His name follows me and provokes me to read his writings but his character irritates me. The manly-man. Enemy to Joyce and all those with the sliver of feministic qualities. I've yet to read his works and I've yet to establish him a genius.
     
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    He sure was a character. He had a strong personality. I don't like all his work, but his writing style is awesome, just as I like it. A farewell to arms is my favorite Hemingway book.
     
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    Ha, I didn't like Farewell to Arms that much the first time I read it, but, I re-read it later and really ended up liking it. It changed my perception of Hemingway, who I always thought was heavily overrated. Since then I read several more if his, including For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and The Sea, and I liked those as well.
     

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