A Lost generation 🍂 🐾
Curious Book Reviewer says:
Ernest Hemingway is a curious writer 🖊
His style is so distinct from the usual 1950s writers (those of the lost generation) we know; he writes terse, tight prose and yet uses scenic description lavishly 🌤🍀 .
You feel like he writes about things just-as-they-are and never writes too much. He was very much guided by his eyes in his writing and I love his unassuming spirit in this semi-autobiographical book.
One can really feel Hemingway’s zest for life, yet NOT know his emotions throughout the first POV book. It’s crazy 🦂 People who have met him said “energy brims in him ⚡️ just waiting to spill out” yea, I guess so, with hobbies like bullfighting and fishing… 🎣🏇
In this book, he is a simple man who travels from Paris to Spain with a group of friends, remains in love with Brett (an attractive but indecisive lady), grows to hate some of his friends (that’s what travelling can sometimes do to one I guess!) and then finds peace at the end, albeit an unusual one.
Hemingway dedicated this book to his first wife, Hadley, but I can’t seem to find any mentions or clues of her inside 🔍 so I find that a bit odd. #thepariswife would be a good companion to this book- showing you Hadley’s POV during the same time Hemingway wrote this. A great read!🌹🌷🌻
Book’s official synopsis:
The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. 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. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.