The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

bookshelves: long-weekend, paris, published-1926, lit-richer, film-only, france, nobel-laureate, ex-pats, spain

Read from January 14 to February 01, 2015

Description: A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions.…

Nabokov was right about the bells, balls and bulls, only unlike the sun, Brett cannot rise. Basically this is the story a version of the fallout of the Versailles Treaty process, and those that could not leave the dizzying ‘on expenses’, bohemian, intrigue behind.

And who the feck calls themselves civilised and tolerates the bull-fighting mentality – UGH!


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