Ernest Hemingway is boring (?) (12)

1 Name: arun!!tbl4QDoA : 2007-03-27 18:47 ID:mU36Xcif

Ernest Hemingway is strange.

When everyone uses excessive language, he uses a minimum, but conveys a range of emotions that even the excesses cannot manage.

But, I admit, his (short) stories become tedious very quickly. Is it me or is there anyone else who can take only so much of this literary giant?

2 Name: Bookworm : 2007-03-28 04:13 ID:DFbsDqM6

I don't mind him. I do mind William Faulkner. I can't take an ounce of that bullshit.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-02 05:10 ID:pIhcRVaw

Hemingway is so emo.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-17 17:50 ID:74m24SgI

i saw a hemingway book at a library sale. it had a price of fifty cents but i didn't buy it because it was big enough to be considered a lethal weapon.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-19 04:54 ID:xwwHertN

Good god, seconded.

But, yeah. I don't mind Hemingway too much. The Sun Also Rises is actually one of my favorites. It's a short, it's not particularly florid yet, as >>1 mentioned, still incredibly descriptive and lush-- he manages to convey quite a bit without sounding like some retarded Romantic like Mary Shelley.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-21 05:11 ID:cUQGBosn

I was the only person in high school that liked The Old Man and the see :(

I liked the Faulkner we read, but maybe that's because my teacher liked him so much (and thus did a good job teaching it) and because we read some of his simpler works.

I tried to pick up The Sound and the Fury on my own and got hopelessly lost.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-27 20:49 ID:BTMZbVK9

LOL, are you and I the same person?

8 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-28 20:07 ID:UG1z29M5

The Old Man and the Sea is terrible. I mean, it's as if he was continuously explaining what we already understand. I can't stand him.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2007-05-14 17:46 ID:Heaven

>Hemingway is so emo.

Age for truth. ::shudder::
Haven't read The Old Man and the Sea yet, but I loved the movie to bits as a child. Though I might want to mention that I was a very depressed child.

10 Name: Bookworm : 2007-07-12 01:50 ID:/NJ6k98Q

I fucking loved For Whom the Bell Tolls and A Farewell to Arms. But maybe those are more "naturally interesting," being about war and death and passion and the foibles of youth.

I think Hemingway is genius in that he makes the book more about the "Content" than "How the Content is Delivered" (fancy poetic prose and shit like that). It's a much more honest style of writing, one that stands better on it's own merits.

11 Name: Bookworm : 2007-07-13 04:47 ID:V9dK1EnE

I suppose those are distinct layers of abstraction, but you must look at it by converging the two eyes at a point behind the pattern making it possible to trick the brain into matching one element of the pattern, as seen by the left eye, with another (similar looking) element, beside the first, as seen by the right eye. This gives the illusion of a plane bearing the same pattern but located behind the real wall. The distance at which this plane lies behind the wall depends only on the spacing between identical elements.

12 Name: Bookworm : 2007-08-16 00:07 ID:Heaven

That's a pretty cool idea. I think I will.

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