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BigPapiDoesItAgain
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Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
Some days I might say The Sun Also Rises - that was the book that stripped me of the illusion that people were somehow more "moral" a hundred years ago than in contemporary times.

Other days I might say it is A Farewell to Arms, which is one of the greatest love stories of all time disguised as a war novel.

Still other days I might say For Whom the Bell Tolls, the war novel that Farewell actually isn't.

Could be The Old Man and the Sea? - A nearly perfect study in the peaceful coexistence of pride and humility.

And the there is A Moveable Feast - one of the easiest reading memoirs you'll find. And this doesn't even take into account short stories and any other writings. I'm interested to see what this board thinks.


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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
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For me, it’s For Whom The Bell Tolls and The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber

Specifically, the part after Robert gets injured and tells Maria that she’ll have to live enough life for both of them, and when Francis starts to stand up for himself are the most moving pieces of literature I’ve ever read. Those are the dragons that I chase in every book.


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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
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The Old Man and the Sea
And it isn't close

True story: My Dad, as a child, lived next to him in Key West. My Uncle dated Mariel


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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
I dunno which one of those is my fav but his love for booze sure shines through in his writing.


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bayoubengals88
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
Hemingway - childish, needy, vengeful, petty, bitch.

It’s like he never even reached adolescence. I’ll stick to CS Lewis.
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
I prefer his short stories over his novels, and I enjoyed his novels quite a bit. "Hills Like White Elephants" is damn near perfect.


BigPapiDoesItAgain
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
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Specifically, the part after Robert gets injured and tells Maria that she’ll have to live enough life for both of them, and when Francis starts to stand up for himself are the most moving pieces of literature I’ve ever read.

Anselmo is one of my favorite Hemingway characters and I always thought shared a lot of character features with Santiago from Old Man.... His distaste for killing and understanding that most of the people they would kill were the same as he and his band, only separated by labels as well as his desire to find some way to be cleansed even if there is no religion once the war is over is very becoming.


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GreenRockTiger
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
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I prefer his short stories over his novels, and I enjoyed his novels quite a bit. "Hills Like White Elephants" is damn near perfect.


Totally agree.

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Hemingway - childish, needy, vengeful, petty, bitch.


Totally agree with this, too, but I still like him


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Charter Embers
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
Ole C.S had his faults too. Though Ernest didn’t turn it around as quickly as Lewis, he eventually saw the error of his ways, as made evident in A Moveable Feast and his letters.


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Methuselah
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
He was definitely a skilled writer and one who honed his craft to greatness.

On novels, I'd have to go with The Sun Also Rises followed by The Old Man and the Sea

For Short stories, he wrote a ton of good ones, but I think A Clean Well Lighted Place" may be the best ever written (A couple of Poe ones come close, though).

Once I had read all of Hemingway's stuff, it was kind of bad knowing there was no more. I read a quote one time that I can't remember who said and exactly how it goes, but it was by one author who had finished all the work of his favorite writer and said something to the effect of: "Is there no more? Am I left with the dalies?" That kind sums up the feeling. (Many thanks to anyone who can identify that quote - I've been trying to find it again for years.)



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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
I don’t know the quote but that’s exactly how I feel about Cormac McCarthy, knowing that we basically have all we are ever going to get from him. And that’s a shame.


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Htowntiger90
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
My favorite novel of his is The Old Man and the Sea. Still working through his short stories.

I've put Faulkner and Steinbeck above Hemingway as far as great 20th Century writers, but I do appreciate his style more so of late. I'd like to reread his big four novels at some point.


Charter Embers
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
Have you read The Pearl by John Steinbeck? Very similar to Old Man and the Sea in terms of theme.


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El Mattadorr
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
For Whom the Bell Tolls is arguably my favorite novel ever.


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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
I like the old man and the sea


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ecb
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
Old man and the sea
Death in the afternoon
The Sun also rises
A moveable feast


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TruBrew
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
Nobody stubbled upon it by accident. It was all very orchestrated from the onset of time. Having not been outdone by the obvious of course.


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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
I would imagine that EH had a lot of issues with PTSD and mental illness. The fact that he drowned himself in booze on a daily basis did not help his overall well-being with these conditions. I don't think his lack of being a pleasant person should detract from his literary works. Many authors including Faulkner and Fitzgerald, were troubled people as well. Tortured souls create some of the best art.
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FreeWillie
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
Islands in the Stream for me. It was actually published posthumously, but it's my personal favorite, followed by Feast .


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Lima Whiskey
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re: Hemingway doc spinoff - What's your favorite EMH writing?
I think Hemingway is mawkish and self indulgent.

I really like The Sun Also Rises though. It’s a very honest book.


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