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Across the River and into the Trees ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Across the River and into the Trees By Ernest Hemingway ❤ – No rescaldo da Segunda Guerra Mundial o coronel americano Richard Cantwell aporta em Veneza e é aí ue viverá as suas últimas vinte e uatro horas Entre o terror da memória e a debilidade provocada No rescaldo da River and MOBI ï Segunda Guerra Mundial o coronel americano Richard Cantwell aporta Across the ePUB ´ em Veneza e é aí ue viverá as suas últimas vinte e uatro the River and MOBI ò horas Entre o terror da memória e a debilidade provocada por uma saúde the River and into the Epub / em declínio surge inesperado um amor vertiginoso por uma jovem condessa italiana um sentimento capaz de superar a razão os medos a implacabilidade do fim iminente Uma homenagem ao amor espontâneo à resiliência do espírito humano e à beleza da cidade ue os inspira Na Outra Margem entre as Árvores surge como uma resposta de esperança e de afeto aos gestos de desumanização provocados pela guerra Livro enternecedor e trágico publicado em levou o escritor John O’Hara a considerar Ernest Hemingway «o mais importante autor desde the River and into the Epub / Shakespeare».

10 thoughts on “Across the River and into the Trees

  1. Louis Louis says:

    I loved this book But then again I read it in Verona Porta Nuova station after visiting Venice waiting for a night train to Paris in the rain and I think this may well be the best book to read in Verona Porta Nuova station after visiting Venice waiting for a night train to Paris in the rain

  2. David Lentz David Lentz says:

    When Hemingway wrote this novel he may have known that his masterpieces were behind him Although this novel is a lesser work there are moments of tenderness poignancy and power crafted in his trademark miminalist style that linger The novel concerns a retired Army Colonel who has fought in brutal combat near the end of his life and is desperately in love with a much younger woman To me the woman signified the Colonel's lost youth and the relationship may take on new meaning if one views it as such The Colonel looks backward in the novel to the horror and futility of war which serves as a contrast to the extreme tenderness of his last love affair in Venice Hemingway's experiences during the Spanish Civil War and in Paris during World War II give him much to draw upon in this literary moveable feast which soubriuet first appears here Against the harshness of his existence the Colonel has retreated to Italian duck blinds Venice in winter and the adoring young beauty of his life One senses that at this time in his life so near the end that Hemingway sees his own life's lapse into finality in lines from Stonewall Jackson's dying moments to cross peacefully over the river and into the trees Hemingway is a master of dialogue and there is much between the Colonel and his young mistress to savor I recommend that you read Old Man and the Sea A Farewell to Arms andor For Whom the Bell Tolls before taking on this novel If you admire and have widely read Hemingway already then this is a very fine but not great novel relative to his masterpieces This is a compelling accessible novel which subtleties will linger and perhaps the greatest aspect of the genius of his craft is that he never fails to have this same powerful impact

  3. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    Remember for me a three star book IS definitely worth reading I know Hemingway is not for everyone but I like his writing style I don't read his books for plot; I read them for the lines for his ability to express complicated things simply and for his ability to capture the inherent differences between the sexes Differences there are There are two principle characters in this novel Colonel Richard Cantwell and his lover Renata He is fifty one She is nineteen He is masculine He is brusue downright rude and could uite simply be viewed as a bastard But is he? Well I like him You see Hemingway goes beneath the surface of what is immediately visible and gives you I like Renata too She is the feminine and smart and curious and willing to do what is not done What is good about this book is NOT the plot because that is practically non existent It is a character study It is an essay on death and how each of us deals with it And the choices we make It is also about the folly of war It is about hunting and food and fishing andabout the world around us if we just bother to look Hemingway expresses so simply what is before our eyes and that which we often don't see OK the Colonel goes duck hunting but there is much to hunting than just killing birds Why must people hunt; why can't people instead shoot with their cameras? Still Hemingway opens our eyes to the beauty of the land and the birds and the air and that is enough for me And there is humorEither you like Hemingway or you don't I certainly do NOT like all his books A number I have in fact given ONE star which means I found them totally terrible I have tried to explain what I see in Hemingway's writing I listened to the audiobook narrated by Boyd Gaines I got a kick out of how the word colonel sounds like co lo nel in Italian I don't think the magic of Venice comes through in this book What comes through is the feel of a duck blind and of infantry combatof love and lost youth You have to pay attention; there are many flashbacks If you don't pay attention you will find yourself asking Which war is being referred to? WW1 or WW2 the Spanish Civil War orThis was the last novel completed before Hemingway’s death

  4. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Yes another extraordinary Hemingway The man could seriously write

  5. Jacob Overmark Jacob Overmark says:

    Is it possible to love a book just for the atmosphere it creates the pictures you get when reading it? Certainly There was and still is a lot of pressure and expectations to any Hemmingway novel True some are better ones and some are not uite up to the standard you would wish for from such an acclaimed author But who am I to judge how an author´s life should be allowed to influence his works In “Across the River and into the Trees” Hemmingway hits a remarkably melancholic tone a tone I recognize from Thomas Mann´s Death in Venice The scenery is alike death is at hand and you think of your life the one you always wished you had lived and the one it turned out to be and it is much too late to change anythingPast loves passed pastimes wars you fought in friends you used to have some gone some just so far away all are memories some clear some shadows but memories are all they areYou want to relive it all and the heavy low hanging mist is not only obscuring your vision of the ducks you are hunting it blocks the mirror you are trying to see your life throughI love the book for this reason I can physically feel the mist cover everything I can feel the pain of the colonel and I can feel Venice in the misty morning

  6. Kathy Kathy says:

    'What did you do in the war Daddy?''I was a pervy old man who wanted to sleep with young girls'I suppose if I were a man having a midlife crisis I might have enjoyed this book I don't know who else would Jeremy Clarkson perhaps?It's after the war An American soldier in his fifties checks in to a hotel in Venice He goes out to dinner with a nineteen year old girl Next morning they have breakfast and go shopping He checks out of the hotel He goes and shoots a few ducks He diesThat's it Oh yes and he keeps banging on about the war and she keeps acting as though she is interested in hearing about it This book is the sad fantasy of a man with a very fragile ego who needs the constant flattery of female attention and only a very young woman would not get extremely bored and impatient with his total self absorption I'm much too old to tolerate this kind of stuff Poor Ernest Hemingway foremost among the dead white men

  7. Jon Nakapalau Jon Nakapalau says:

    Haunting old warriors who try to capture the youth they sacrificed to war one of my favorite works of Hemingway

  8. Bart Bart says:

    This novel is positively dreadful One of the ten worst I’ve read In homage to The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms one gives Hem the benefit of the doubt believing he never would have published this disaster in any but short story form – had he been alive when it was released to the public This novel didn’t have 50 pages worth reading You are my one and last and true love and I love you truly If Hemingway would have written anything that bad in his prime he surely wouldn’t have repeated it And yet here it is splattered all over the page and constantly It’s no longer layering and searching for a genuine or “true” effect; now it’s the meat of the story And yes true and truly are used obsessivelyThe last page is probably the worst one Climbing in the back seat to die the colonel shuts the car door “well” It’s a style that has given up its search for a subject It’s Hemingway at the height of self parody modeI’m not sure there’s a high school senior in America who could read A Clean and Well Lighted Place and not then write a chapter of Across the River and Through the Trees better than Hemingway did Yup it’s that bad

  9. Sonic Sonic says:

    the worst hemingway i have ever read

  10. Daniel Villines Daniel Villines says:

    Second Reading December 2014Yes this book is not very good probably two stars at best And within the context of itself that is all it's worth But I found to this book within the context of what I've come to know about Hemingway which is just enough to be a danger to my own integrityBy 1950 at the time of Across the River's publication Hemingway had lived a hard life He sustained injuries during his participation in three wars and he routinely abused himself through his excessive intake of alcohol His mornings were set aside for writing and the rest of the day was dedicated to drinking He must have begun to feel the betrayal of his body and his youthful illusions of immortality must have begun to crack It had been ten years since the publication of his last book Was he still relevant? I found these realities to be Hemingway's truths which were instilled into his main character Colonel formerly General Richard CantwellTo convey these truths Hemingway departed from his traditional approach In his previous novels Hemingway treated emotions as a burden It was a product of the plot and it was just another thing that had to be dealt with gracefully by his heroes In For Whom the Bell Tolls Maria had to be cared for and then pushed away by Robert Jordan for the sake of duty and the greater good She was of a responsibility than a great loveWithin Across the River and into the Trees however the emotional state of Richard Cantwell is something that cannot be gracefully managed Cantwell is physically falling apart and he is grasping for youth and usefulness through his relationship with a young woman Renata Cantwell's feelings comprise the central message of this book and they had to be addressed by Hemingway And even though the parallels between Cantwell and Hemingway's real life are clear Hemingway falls short in his effortsCantwell's own thoughts about his age purpose usefulness and mortality are engrossing But when Hemingway translates these thoughts into to dialogue the story falls flat Hemingway always stoic and disciplined could not find the words needed to express Cantwell's emotions But Hemingway's downfall in dialogue is what I find to be interesting Hemingway tried something new failed and went on to write a similar book that would win the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes In The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway kept and built upon the truths concerning the decay of his body and his usefulness but he avoided the need for prolonged dialogue about the emotions that such realities instill He basically used the best parts of Across the River and into the Trees and enhanced them in The Old Man and the Sea I think Across the River and into the Trees has a meaningful and useful place among the novels that were published in Hemingway's lifetime I consider it a study or a preliminary sketch even though Hemingway probably never thought about this book in that way until it was too late First Read September 2005

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