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fanuzzir
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Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

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From our Hemingway short story featured discussion comes a reader and a contributor with this suggestion. The board was titled Hemingway and in February we attemped to discuss his short stories. Perhaps we could also move onto other books and the topic could be ongoing.

Some of the short stories we read here and questions that were posted here prompted me into reading the book Sun Also Rises.

It had the same abreviated austere style but at the same time beause the narration was longer the characters felt less like skeletons. Prior to reading it I heard it was a book about bull fights. I think that is a wrong assesment.

I'd be happy to discuss it (as well as other Hemingway's books) if anyone is around albeit in a slower pace. Hemingway's work for me is a prescription drug to be taken in small doses.

Among other topics the book zoomes on male friendship (different facets) plus a woman is brought on stage (or some women I'd say in order to include the side characters).

ziki


This is a great idea. If anyone is interested, they can start a thread on Sun Also Rises, which as you will find above, captures many of the themes of the short stories we have been challenged by. Thanks to Ziki, and hope you all take her up on it.

Bob

Message Edited by fanuzzir on 03-11-200711:47 PM

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Re: Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

I read it, and I really liked it a lot, and I've also read his biography...
I've learned another tip as well: Fitzgerald and Hemingway are best looked at together.
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Re: Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises



platinumpink wrote:
I read it, and I really liked it a lot, and I've also read his biography...
I've learned another tip as well: Fitzgerald and Hemingway are best looked at together.




They went to Parties together in real life
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Re: Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

This doesn't really have anything to do with your posts but I just have to say this. The Sun Also Rises sounds to me almost like a Monty Python sketch! I'm sorry I just had to say that! I'm sorry to say that I can't join you for your disscussion but with you the best of luck on it.
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