November 11th, 2010 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women
Men Without Women was a milestone in Hemingway’s career. Fiesta had already established him as a novelist of exceptional power, but with these short stories, his second collection, he showed that it is possible, within the space of a few pages, to recreate a scene with absolute truth, bringing to life details observed only by the eye of a uniquely gifted artist.
Hemingway’s men are bullfighters and boxers, hired hands and hard drinkers, gangsters and gunmen. Each of their stories deals with masculine toughness unsoftened by woman’s hand. Incisive, hard-edged, pared down to the bare minimum, they are classic Hemingway territory.
July 7th, 2010 | by
Janantoon | published in Engelse literatuur, English texts | Comments Off on Hemingway’s old man
I can’t remember how many times I read this novella. I think I already read it as a seventeen year old boy. Nowadays I read more non-fiction. At the moment I’m reading a biography of Beethoven and the first part of Isaiah Berlin’s letters. But it is refreshing to read something else in between. So, […]
May 30th, 2008 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway’s magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. In a perfectly crafted story, which won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man’s challenge to the elements in which he lives.
November 1st, 2006 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon
Here, spelt out and between the lines of his famous book about bullfighting, is the outline of the whole of Hemingway’s philosophy of life and art.
January 1st, 2004 | by
Janantoon | published in weggegeven boeken | Comments Off on Ernest Hemingway, Por quién doblan las campanas
Por quién doblan las campanas Ernest Hemingway, Lola de Aguado (transl) taal: Spaansgepubliceerd door: Editorial Planetaeerste editie: gedrukt: 1972verworven: 2004bindwijze: gebondenisbn: verworven via: Abebooks → Ernest Hemingway
January 1st, 2003 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon
This is why the Spanish love “Ernesto”! Ernest Hemingway loved Spain and made it obvious in many of his short stories and of course in the unforgetable For whom the bell tolls about the Spanish Civil War.
In this book, written long before the Spanish Civil War, Hemingway writes about his love for Spain and in particular for the bull fight. In his incomparable prose he manages to give the reader a good understanding of this “cruel” confrontation between man and animal. Even more, he shows that it is a delicate form of art, a performance with strict rules. And in the meantime he tells some fine stories about bullfighters and their surroundings.
I bought this very fine first edition with a reproduction of Juan Gris’ painting The Bullfighter.
January 1st, 2001 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Jonathan Capeeerste editie: gedrukt: 1952verworven: 2001bindwijze: gebondenisbn: verworven via: Abebooks "He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish." Unnecessary to introduce this beautiful short novel. I […]
January 1st, 1999 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Ernest Hemingway, The Short Stories
The Short Stories Ernest Hemingway taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Scribner’seerste editie: gedrukt: 1997verworven: 1999bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 0684837862verworven via: Amazon
January 1st, 1980 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Leicester Hemingway, My Brother, Ernest Hemingway
My Brother, Ernest Hemingway Leicester Hemingway taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Weidenfeld & Nicolsoneerste editie: gedrukt: 1962verworven: 1980bindwijze: gebondenisbn: verworven via: