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A Kilimandzsáró hava

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Contains some of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. From haunting tragedy on the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro to brutal sensationalism in the bullring, from rural America to the heart of war-ravaged Europe, each of these spare and powerful stories is a feat of imagination and a masterpiece of description,
Published (first published 1936)
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Florencia Brino
It was never what he had done, but always what he could do. (6)

Air. Fresh air. Clarity for the mind. A pause. Another view. Many things. Many things can be found in a white landscape. The snow hides many secrets. The beginning and the end of everything, there, on the top of Kilimanjaro. Harry knows it now. A little too late.
Wait, it is never too late, you say? Nonsense. Sometimes it is
too
damn
late.

A couple, Harry and Helen. They are in Africa. He is dying of gangrene; she is by his side, tak
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Ree
Reading Hemingway, for me, feels like panning for gold. At the beginning I am really enthusiastic. People have told me about the gold, I believe in the gold, and I want to find it. After the first couple stony pages, my excitement starts to waver. Where is this aforesaid treasure? My attention wanders off. My interest is fading. I'm almost inclined to call it off. There's nothing there for me. But I keep panning, because of this disbelief that I may not be able to discover what so many have befo ...more
Ana
-gangrene
-rape
-dead babies
-suicide
-break-ups
-drunkards
-crazy old men
-gonorrhea
-closeted lesbian married to a drunk poet... these are some of my favorite things :(

No I kid, these are some of the delightful stories in this bad boy. I picked it up thinking it would be fun. First time only made it to 37. Walked away for 3 months but my "no book left behind' policy kept nagging me finally attempt Two. Read it in two days and honestly don't care for it at all.

PS. Santiago I know your out there in th
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Ziba
Hemingway at the height of his personal low.
Tfitoby
I really enjoyed the title story but past that it all got a little tedious. Most of the 18 stories are about the life of Nick Adams and if I'm honest I didn't much like him. If he really is a fictionalised version of Hemingway himself then I guess I don't much like the person of Hemingway either.

My previous experience of Hemingway was the excellent collection of stories Men Without Women: Short Stories and I was hoping for a similar experience here. But where those stories excelled was their ove
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Jessica (priceiswong)
I really enjoyed this story of a man that has grown complacent with his existence instead of striving for greatness. He blames his rich wife for his state because of her money. He became unmotivated and too comfortable with all of that money. He did nothing, felt nothing... He was dead inside. His physical illness symbolizes his spiritual illness (his leg rotting was like his soul deteriorating.) I commend him for trying to recover his ability to write and recover his integrity.. unfortunately h ...more
Seçil Çetinkaya
Hikayelerin çoğundan bir anlam çıkaramasamda anlatım çok güzeldi ve çeviriler harikaydı.
Muhammad Arqum
I think I have to read Hemingway :|
Chiara Pagliochini

Per essere uno dei racconti più famosi di Hemingway, non mi ha propriamente entusiasmato, forse perché è un po' lontano dalla mia sensibilità.
Negli eroi (più propriamente anti-eroi) di Hemingway io non riesco a riconoscermi, anche se devo ammettere che non mi sforzo poi tanto. Da notare il fatto che ho Addio alle armi in ballo da mesi.

In Le nevi del Kilimangiaro abbiamo uno scrittore che sta per morire "alle falde del Kilimangiaro" (come potremmo dire se questo non evocasse al lettore italiano
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Stephanie
As a first taste of Ernest Hemingway's writing, I am not sure that The Snows Of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories was the best place to start. There are eighteen stories in the collection, but some are as short as just a couple of pages so read more like a single scene than a self-contained tale. I liked the title story which has a great sense of its place and time. Hemingway's sparse prose suits the repressed emotional interplay between the characters and the ending was both unexpected and poignant ...more
Luís Blue Yorkie
Honestly, it's not the best things about Hemingway in question of tales. Interesting even just a few, including what gives the book its title - The Snows of Kilimanjaro. It has to be much a fan of the author to enjoy completely this selection.
Ruth
This book is a collection of short stories, the first (and best) being The Snows of Kilimanjaro. In this sad, wistful tale, a man lies at the base of Kilimanjaro, having developed gangrene in his leg, and being unable to get proper treatment for it. He is accompanied by his wife, but as he lies dying and we witness his conversations with his wife and his own private thoughts, it becomes clear that his life is full of regret, missed opportunities and unfulfilled dreams. This story hooked me in, a ...more
Tracy
Still love Hemingway, but I now understand the occasional eyerolling references associated with him and his world of bull-fighting, fishing, horse-racing, skiing, war, and other manly bonding experiences. There are moments, in a collection of stories all about such things, that can be too much:

'I wish we could make a promise about it,' George said.

Nick stood up. He buckled his wind jacket tight. He leaned over George and picked up the two ski poles from against the wall. He stuck one of the ski
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Bruce Beckham
There's so much good writing to read and so little time. I have a 10-page rule. If the style or the subject or the story doesn't get me by then, I move on.

I was surprised, if not shocked, to discover that (for me, personally) this failed on all three counts - I was anticipating the same thrill as when I first picked up Highsmith or Steinbeck or Updike.

Perusing some of the many well-considered reviews on Goodreads, I realise that Hemingway clearly polarises us readers. Fur do's, as my Liverpudlia
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Amalie
"The Snows of Kilimajaro" is a powerful prose of Hemingway. I've read few others with his rather candid narration and lack of verbosity. Everything seems quite normal in his stories, people are talking something or doing something but it's under the surface that the reader has to look for.

Here the protagonist faces death and moans about ruining his talents. He's really telling about how the end will is, should it be with could-haves, would-haves or should-haves. Perhaps Hemingway was the living
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Bert
Oh Hemingway and your little stories in which nothing much happens. I guess he was pretty audacious really, all he had to do was decribe some guy making coffee and he'd do it so well you'd forget you were reading a story at all. So the title story is just great. It's the best thing here maybe, but you get plenty of stories about men doing butch stuff like hiking, fishing, drinking whiskey etc (which even if you have no interest in these things) read incredibly well and are at times haunting, sad ...more
Karen
Given that I am not keen on collections of short stories and the edition I read had some errors in the text, it is not surprising that I found this to be hard work. It kept sending me to sleep. I agree that Hemingway's descriptions are good as they captured scenes I have no practical knowledge of. But I found the juxtaposition of his italicised bits about war at the start of each story rather obscure in relationship to the story in most cases. I may have appreciated it more if I had grasped the ...more
rachel
Mar 05, 2014 rachel marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hated
I am never going to understand why Hemingway's style is considered to be revolutionary in some circles. Endless terse dialogue, supplicant women...and it reads like a parody of manliness, what with all the guns and booze and fighting.

Lest you think I am a Hater of Men, even Bukowski grew on me eventually. But this does nothing, sorry, and I can't won't read through this wisp of a book, loathing every minute.

The title story was OK.
Ilgvars
Most of the time I find Hemingway annoying. His bravado, seeming negligence and exploitation of 'unimportant' parts. Only episodically I can ride the same wave of thought, enjoy the rhythm and deviations.
I enjoy his interviews much more than writing. His devotion, work ethic and process of writing much more than the end result. Maybe that's why I don't give up on him and continue trying...
God damn it Hemingway...
Pippa
Hemingway at his most... well Hemingway-esque. I'm definitely not saying its his best, its just his most expected. A series of short stories featuring vivid descriptions, manly pursuits (drinking, bull fights, fishing, etc), and full of disappointment and mediocrity. All good stories in their own right, extremely well written, and good at evoking mental imagery. But, i found the stories too short, it made the collection hard to get into, and it felt a bit disjointed. Could just be me, but there ...more
Geetha
This book is such shit, like most of Hemingway's work. He is boring, pedantic, and nothing actually happens. Honestly, I don't know what the fuss with Hemingway is. Why is he considered any good at all? Because boring old alcoholics decide what is or is not good in the literary world at that time.
Juergen John Roscher
I am an Earnest Hemingway fan since reading The Sun Also Rises, with a goal to read all of Hemingway’s works. I have seen many reviews of Hemingway’s works that cite The Snows of Kilimanjaro as one of his finer short stories. After reading this tale I tend to agree that this one of his great additions to literature.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro is a haunting story of a talented writer, but flawed man; who put off writing the great stories in his life until it was too late. As a famous and gifted wri
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Sam
While this is a good little collection of stories that are packed with vivid characters, for me it lacked some of Hemingway's usual punch and prowess. For me his style of story telling and character development needs more time to grow and progress that these short stories allow so the full potential of each story and the characters within is never met. We do get glimpses of this but nothing comparable to his longer works. Of course even at this 'edited' level Hemingway is a master of his craft a ...more
Lisa
In terms of literary style, it works for me and I want to read more but it would seem that the great man himself was a right old bastard.
Paula
En los relatos de Hemingway he encontrado lo que no encontré en el Viejo y el Mar. Entretenimiento, sobre todo, y además historias, o más bien semillas de historias que simplemente se plantean, se dejan en un insoportable suspenso que, ciertamente, me encanta (si no, no leería relatos, supongo). Son historias tristes o divertidas que esconden un trozo minúsculo de la psique de un buen escritor. Personajes que, aunque quizás no lleguen a ser simbólicos, recogen una idea, concreta y preciosa. Para ...more
Armine Amiryan
Նկարագրություններն ու երևակայությունը գուցե անգերազանցելի են, իսկ այ գաղափարը ինձ չհասավ:
Marat M. Yavrumyan
Միևնույն է, Հեմինգուեյ դեռ չեմ հավանում։ Միգուցե այլ գործեր կարդալուց հետո փոխեմ կարծիքս։
Belgia Jong
I had a much better experience with Kilimanjaro than Farewell to Arms. Really.
Jen
Typical Hemingway. Very long sentences that often make it difficult to ascertain what exactly is going on. I had to go back and re-read a few paragraphs because I wasn't exactly sure what was going on. After re-reading, I still wasn't sure.

The major storyline is very interesting, and even quite satisfying. But the substories may have added even more if I had been able to decipher what was happening.

Oh Hemingway, why do I need to go back to English class to sometimes understand you? He is brillia
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Batool
کتاب رو با یک پیشگفتار شصت صفحه ای شروع میکنیم که تا حدی از حوصله ی من خارج بود. توضیح در مورد داستانهایی که نخوندیم و مقایسه با نویسنده های دیگه! شاید کار جالبی بود اما برای من که میخواستم سریعتر اصل داستان رو شروع کنم خیلی سنگین بود و نصف مطلب رو فقط روخونی کردم بدون اینکه به مفهوم توجه کرده باشم.
کتاب با یک داستان عالی (برفهای کلیمانجارو ) آغاز میشه اما داستانهای دیگه ی کتاب چندان قابل توجه نبودند. میشه گفت برفهای کلیمانجارو در مقایسه با سایر داستانهای کتاب خواننده رو در فضای ذهنی متفاوتی قرا
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Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collec ...more
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