The Sun Also Rises

Discussion in 'Book House' started by kegkilla, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. kegkilla Hustle. Loyalty. Respect. DONOR

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    the fuck is the point of this story? my main takeaway is that if i had any sympathy for the fate of France in WW2 it would be gone after reading this.
     
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    I didn't much care for it, either. Typical post-ww1 disorentation novel iirc. A Farewell to Arms was waaaay better.
     
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    that's good to hear, that's next for me. i bought some Hemingway hardcover at Barnes and Noble that has his big 4 stories for $20
     
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    A Farewell to Arms is one of Hemingway's better novels. In my experience people either love him or hate him.
     
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    The point of that story was about four pages right in the middle of the book. It's been years, but he started talking about "the kinds of thoughts you have past midnight". Something along those lines.

    The entire book was a delivery system for those four pages. Hemingway did that kind of thing.

    The story itself was not very interesting, and I don't believe Hemingway would have considered it so himself. Even when he wrote it that story was tropeish.

    And that makes those pages pop out even more. I thought it was really effective. But all I remember about the story is that it was about some cunt of a woman and a man who was slowly realizing she was a cunt.
     
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    I really don't think Hemingway ever tried to be popular. I think he used writing as a coping mechanism for the things that he wanted to do in life, but couldn't.