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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,
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published 1977 by Vaga
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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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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
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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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 to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, 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...
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.
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:
Belgia Jong
I had a much better experience with Kilimanjaro than Farewell to Arms. Really.
Ziba
Hemingway at the height of his personal low.
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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Chris
This is an excellent collection of Hemingway's short stories and one I thoroughly enjoyed reading from start to finish.

The stories vary quite alot but they tend to feature similar characters (Hemingway's code heroes and doting females) Nick Adams makes an appearance in most of the stories and we follow him through all sorts of events from being wounded in battle during the First World War to witnessing prisons in jail being executed from dumping his fiance to fishing.

Some of the stories stick i
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Alan
This is the single short story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" as narrated by actor Charlton Heston on a 1-CD edition reissued by Harper Audio in 2008. The original recording was released as a Caedmon Audio Cassette in 1989. The story itself first appeared in Esquire Magazine in 1936 and in the anthology "The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Short Stories" in 1938 and many later short story collections.

I've previously enjoyed the Ernest Hemingway short stories as narrated by Stacy Keach in the S
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Mazel
Prix Nobel de Littérature 1954
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Le Kilimandjaro est une montagne de neige, haute de 6021 mètres, et que l'on dit être la plus haute montagne d'Afrique.

La cime ouest s'appelle le "Masai Ngaje Ngai", la Maison de Dieu.

Tout près de la cime ouest il y a une carcasse gelée de léopard. Nul n'a expliqué ce que le léopard allait chercher à cette altitude précise, en préambule de cette nouvelle, Ernest Hemingway.

Relativement courte, elle est suivie de onze autres nouvelles encore plus réduites.

Les Nei
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Lori
If you like trout fishing, bullfighting and dysfunctional macho characters, you will probably like this book.

I don’t like any of those things. I did not like this book.

Each story begins with a short paragraph in italics. I couldn’t work out how these related to the story that followed and it’s a real shame that the italicised parts are much more interesting, and better written, than the stories themselves, which feel clunky and disjointed.

Some of the stories in this collection are so short I’m n
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Seth
The enormity of the African bush is the stage for this story's central physical predicament. And Harry's mind serves as the backdrop for his existential predicament - one of regret, transgression, hopes and lost dreams. The mind and the African continent both seem limitless. A lone tent in the savanna or a string of fractured and feverish thoughts seem minuscule and meaningless in the great expanse. Are they? What is the significance of the human experience in nature? This story sets in relief t ...more
Tsung Wei
The title story is remarkable. A couple is out in wild Africa. The man makes a grave mistake (pun intended) by failing to attend to a seemingly minor wound. He develops gangrene and is now dying. The story seems to ramble along, interspersed with short stories within this short story itself. Harry appears to be a writer recollecting his stories. As the plot becomes clearer, ironically Harry becomes less clear as he sinks into delirium. The final imagery of death as a vision of the snows of Kilim ...more
Ana
Unfinished. Karena bukunya udah aku kasih ke orang lain. Bahasa nyastra emang bukan duniaku. Mau dinikmati kaya apa juga tetep aja aku ngga ngerti si Ernest ini ngomong apa. Di cerpen pertamanya, Salju Kilimanjaro, aku masih kebingungan untuk beradaptasi dengan bahasa terjemahan yang, IMHO, rumit. aplagi memang di cerpen itu digambarkan sudut pandang si tokoh äku"nya berubah-ubah karena dia sedang berada dalam proses menuju kematian.

Well, maaf ya eyang Ernest. Kita memang tak sepemikiran. Tapi m
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Joy
Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro is a story more about reflecting on life and facing death than anything about Tanzania, Africa, or Kilimanjaro. But that's ok! I've been wanting to read a Hemingway at some point, and this short story was just the perfect amount. It inspired me to continue to live out my dreams, and not wait for some later date to make it happen. The present is the only time we are promised, and we only have one life to live. At almost a halfway point in this reading c ...more
Rifky Ferdiansyah
Bagi saya, kumpulan cerita pendek dalam buku ini sungguh sangat tidak biasa. Sejujurnya agak susah untuk saya memasuki alam pikiran pengarang dalam buku ini. Suasana yang dibentuk tidak biasa. Bisa jadi karena jarak sosio-budaya diantara kami, penulis-pembaca. Namun satu yang istimewa adalah bahwa ketidakbiasaan itulah yang membuat saya suka dengan buku ini. Suasana,latar cerita, dan konflik yang dibuat pada setiap cerita pendek itu memberikan pengalaman baru tak biasa bagi bathin saya. Saya sud ...more
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