The Old Man and the Sea

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The Old Man and the Sea

Post by Raisin » Wed May 04, 2011 8:04 pm

I read this today and thought it was completely depressing, but then again I suppose that's what you're supposed to expect from Hemingway. I'd like to read a couple more of his so does anyone have a suggestion for what to go for next?
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Post by David » Wed May 04, 2011 8:25 pm

Read the short stories, Raisin. They're wonderful. Something like this - http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Forty-Nin ... 615&sr=1-1

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Post by Raisin » Wed May 04, 2011 8:52 pm

Thanks David, I've ordered that one, looks great. Amazon is very bad for me, but at least if my entire student loan goes on books I can say it's for educational purposes.
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Post by k-j » Wed May 04, 2011 10:27 pm

Yeah, short stories. Old Man is the only Hemingway I've read and not liked.
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Re: The Old Man and the Sea

Post by Raisin » Fri May 06, 2011 2:36 pm

k-j wrote:Yeah, short stories. Old Man is the only Hemingway I've read and not liked.
I definitely struggled, though the other book of short stories that David suggested should be arriving soon so I'll give that a go.
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Post by JohnLott » Sat May 14, 2011 3:42 pm

Just a thought.....
Why read any of him at all?

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Re: The Old Man and the Sea

Post by Raisin » Sat May 14, 2011 5:54 pm

JohnLott wrote:Why read any of him at all?
I'm studying English with Creative Writing at university which I reckon means I should probably be reading something. I've been reading the First Forty-Nine Stories by Hemingway and I'm really enjoying them- I think that's a good reason to read, I don't think I've ever really forced myself to read a book unless there's at least been a small part of it that I enjoyed.
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Re: The Old Man and the Sea

Post by Gbn » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:34 pm

Good way of thinking. I am off to buy a new Hemingway books today in order to, hopefully, draw a line between historical dissociation of character and writer for my dissertation.

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Re: The Old Man and the Sea

Post by annefmoreno » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:54 am

it is a good book. I have read that before.

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Post by violajsilver » Mon May 30, 2016 5:36 am

I read this book and It is just okay to read.

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Re: The Old Man and the Sea

Post by camus » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:44 am

I loved it. One of my favourite books. 99 wee pages of very simple philosophy.

And here is a beautiful animated adaptation:

http://www.closetpoet.co.uk

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