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For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls
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In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades... show more
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordo's last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving, and wise. "If the function of a writer is to reveal reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it." Greater in power, broader in scope, and more intensely emotional than any of the author's previous works, it stands as one of the best war novels of all time.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684803357 (0684803356)
ASIN: 684803356
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 471
Edition language: English
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Moje książki
Moje książki rated it
5.0 Książka czytana ale czy zrozumiana?
Ciężko coś napisać o książce, która ukazała się 75 lat temu i do dnia dzisiejszego jest czytana. Jeżeli czytana to i opiniowana. Jak przeczytałem u N.N. Taleba w „Antykruchości” - książki jeżeli były czytane przez 75 (moje dodanie czasu) to będą czytane przez kolejnych 75 lat. Tak „Komu bije dzwon” ...
buchflimmern
buchflimmern rated it
2.5 Wem die Stunde schlägt
Endlich. Ich habe Hemingway fertig gemacht! Er mich aber auch. Die Geschichte um den amerikanischen Dynamitero Robert Jordan im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg war auf jeden Fall interessant und die Charaktere waren sehr abwechslungsreich. {Und jetzt ist klar, dass es ein Aber gibt} Aber: Dieser Schreibstil ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.0 The futility of fighting on the losing side
This is one of those books that I have been meaning to read for quite a while, even if it is only because of the Metellica song of the same name (which, by the way, was based on the book, and you watch the official video clip here – you will notice that, if you have read the book that is, it include...
jwilley44
jwilley44 rated it
4.0 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Who knew you could pack in so much humanity into three days. I did find the dialogue a bit distracting (the translation of his characters' Spanish is often more literal than literary) at first and I suppose he wrote it that way intentionally to evoke something, but it was lost on me. That aside this...
Cygan
Cygan rated it
4.0 OBRAZOWY, PRAWDZIWY, WSPANIAŁY
Ile razy sięgnę po Hemingway'a mam potrzebę powtórzenia zachwytu nad żywością i obrazowością jego języka. Pochylenia się nad jego niezwykłą umiejętnością łączenia słów w zdania w sposób, który nadal zachwyca w tłumaczeniach. Te wersy są warte czytania bez względu na to, co opisują. Powrót do KOMU ...
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