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    Posted: 12-Nov-2004 at 16:18

Hello,

i wanted to learn what is  the AE point of view on Ernest Hemingway.

how would you rate him?

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Rate?  on a scale of?

I have always enjoyed his prose - he wrote from his heart about the things that he knew - he was one of the best of the "autobiographical" novelists - certainly at the top of his class.  His works reflect not only his devotion to the craft of writing, but his strong emotional attachent to the subjects that he chose - hence his ability to evoke such strong emotions in his audience.

My favorite (for the time being) is "Islands in the Stream"

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I've read some of his stuff, and what I've read I've enjoyed, he seems very eloquent and profound, yet comprehendible.
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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Nov-2004 at 14:39
I have a book of a few of Hemmingway's short stories, but typicly have not yet goten round to reading it.
From what i renember of hom from literature class, he was fairly good to read.
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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Nov-2004 at 17:24
Ok i'm so sorry but there are few books that I truely hate - The diary of Anne Frank, The day of the Triffids, and anything written by Steinbeck or Hemingway particulairly- Of mice and Men and A farewell to arms.
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America has provided me with the right to elocute opinions without legal reprisal, and therefore I shall.

As an avid reader, I've read a number of Mr. Hemmingway's works and I find him really very overrated, if you don't mind the redundancy. Many would disagree, but this is my opinion and I stand by it. This, and the fact that he was an abusive alcholic, with a gangrenous disposition, sours his presentation for me.

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  Quote faram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jan-2005 at 15:12
I've only read "For whom the bell tolls", very good.
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The old man and the Sea:.   I hated this book to the core.


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Dawn : Why The Diary of Anne Frank?

 

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