THE SUN ALSO RISES is the story of expatriate Americans and British in Paris between the wars. Talented and cynical, left without illusions by a war that killed many of their contemporaries, they suffered a failure of purpose that Gertrude Stein ...
identified and named "The Lost Generation."
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.
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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
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...Nascondi
Okay, I must confess: I've read it twice with two different outcomes. The first time I wasn't satisfied at all, conversely I was annoyed (yes, I suppose it's the correct word) by the way the characters acted, the fact that drinking seemed to be the
..." only thing they cared of, the lack of action. At least I didn't feel it. In short: the first reading turned out to be a flat line. Much to my suprise, the second time I read it... well, I caught the meanings of every single thought, move, look, gesture. I owe it to my professor whose ability of teaching is so overwhelming that even an awful book turns out to be a masterpiece. Anyway, I understood that this lack of action, this kind of flat line that I felt is precisely what Hemingway wants to express in a postwar age. I'm not saying that I consider this book to be a masterpiece of the modernism, I think other works written in this period deserve the definition "masterpiece". Nevertheless... it's a book that must be read, because it has the capability of teaching the readers a lesson. Continua...Nascondi