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The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises
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[Book] The Sun Also Rises

7 years, 1 month ago at Dec 30 2:05
Set in post-WWI, The Sun Also Rises is the story of post-war expatriates who wander through places as they wander through an existence without meaning and purpose. The novel centres around the character Jake Barnes, who has been rendered impotent (both literally and metaphorically) by his participation in the war. He lives in Paris working as a journalist and fills his day with work and night with... read more
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Manufacturer: Scribner
Release date: 19 August 2013
ISBN-10 : 0684800713 | ISBN-13: 9780684800714
Fiction (6), Spain (3), Bullfighting (2), Running Of The Bulls (2), Paris (2), Novel (2), Pamplona (2), Lust (1), 20th-century (1), Drinking (1), Travel (1), American (1), Fighting (1), Youth (1), Usa (1), Anger (1), English (1), Lost Generation (1), American Literature (1), France (1)
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"Day 13 - A book that you liked, except the ending Compared to the rest of the book the ending seemed really flat and dull to me, not to mention somewhat expected. Of all the Hemingway I've read this is my least favorite."


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""Meet Jake Barnes: working journalist, expatriate, tough talker, tragic hero. Jake was horribly wounded in the war—in fact, he was effectively gelded—so he spends his time in Paris getting drunk in cafes, nursing his ennui, bantering with his hard-boiled friends, and mooning over his unconsummatable love for a beautiful, aristocratic Englishwoman named Bret Ashley who dines on men three meals a day. This doomed pair, plus a lively cast of romantically reckless expatriates, head to Pamplona f"


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"Meet Jake Barnes: working journalist, expatriate, tough talker, tragic hero. Jake was horribly wounded in the war—in fact, he was effectively gelded—so he spends his time in Paris getting drunk in cafes, nursing his ennui, bantering with his hard-boiled friends, and mooning over his unconsummatable love for a beautiful, aristocratic Englishwoman named Bret Ashley who dines on men three meals a day. This doomed pair, plus a lively cast of romantically reckless expatriates, head to Pamplona fo"


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"Banned in Boston, MA (1930), Ireland (1953), Riverside, CA (1960). Burned in Nazi bonfires (1933)."


Hibiscus posted a review 7 years, 1 month ago

[Book] The Sun Also Rises

“Set in post-WWI, The Sun Also Rises is the story of post-war expatriates who wander through places as they wander through an existence without meaning and purpose. The novel centres around the character Jake Barnes, who has been rendered impotent (both literally and metaphorically) by his participation in the war. He lives in Paris working as a journalist and fills his day with work and night with drinking and clubbing. Through his eyes, the reader sees the general and overall impotence of his generation - "the lost generation" - of people who go about life seeking pleasure and alcohol to numb an existence without any purpose and spiritual depth.

Hemingway's language is simple and the narrative is intentionally superficial. The first person narrative of Jake never touches on the” read more

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