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زنگها برای که بصدا در می آید

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High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a band of anti-fascist guerrilla prepares to blow up a strategically vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebel ...more
Published 2008 (first published 1940)
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BoyWithHairColorOfLemons The characters sometimes speak in an old Catalan dialect that uses words like "thou, thee", etc. Hope that helps.
Micaela That depends on the maturity of the reader, of course. Given that there is war-related violence described explicitly, including rape, I would venture…moreThat depends on the maturity of the reader, of course. Given that there is war-related violence described explicitly, including rape, I would venture to suggest that it might not be appropriate for readers under the age of 14. And that would be for pretty mature young readers. In general, for classroom use, as a teacher, I would suggest Advanced 12th grade and up.(less)
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Tom
Jun 27, 2008 Tom rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, before I commit the sacrilege of dismissing this "classic," permit me to establish my Hemingway bona fides: I have read and loved just about everything else he wrote, and have taught Sun Also Rises, Farewell to Arms, and many short stories, and had a blast doing it. I've read Carlos Baker's classic bio, and numerous critical articles on H. I've made the pilgrimage to Key West and taken pictures of his study and the hordes of 6-toed cats. I dig Papa, ok?

But I can not stand this book! I should
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Jeffrey Keeten
”No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.”
----------John Donne


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Robert Capa’s iconic 1936 photo of a falling soldier.

Between 1936-1939 a war happe
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stew
Feb 12, 2008 stew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I obscenity your transmission. I obscenity in the milk of your ancestors. I, and always and forever I; wandering I, mucking I, obscene obscenity forever and always and milking and transmissing and mucking wandering amongst the forever and the always I; obscenity obscene, mucking milking milk ancestral forever and ever to have and to hold and to be and now and always and forever; this now, wandering now, transmissing now, mucking now, milking now, obscene obscenity now, ancestral now, forever to ...more
Adrianne Mathiowetz
At some point in high school, I decided that I hated Ernest Hemingway. Was it the short story we read in English class? Was it the furniture collection named after him at Gabbert's? Something made me decide that Hemingway was a prick, and after that I dismissed him entirely.

This book was beautiful.

I don't even like books about war. (Case in point: I scanned half of War and Peace. I think which half is obvious.) But this book took five hundred pages to blow up a single bridge. There were tanks t
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Madeline
Jul 21, 2011 Madeline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-list
Just when I'd decided that Hemingway only ever wrote books about people getting drunk in cafes and thinking about how miserable they are, he surprises me and comes out with something like this. Naturally, the characters still get drunk and think about how miserable they are, but they do it while being guerrilla fighters in the Spanish Civil War, which makes it awesome.

In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien writes that, "If at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if you feel that some s
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Garrett Burnett
I have a hard time with Mr. Hemingway, I guess. For Whom the Bell Tolls didn't involve as much rampant drinking as many of his other books, but I blame that on the setting—a cave in the mountains where only a few gallons of wine were available (and a flask of absinthe, the flavor of which is described over the course of about thirty pages). However, his standard sexism toward the female characters still applied. Here are a few more things I didn't like about the book:
*Did he really have to write
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Chris
I can't understand how anyone would dislike this book. I loved "The Windup Bird Chronicle," but I understand how one wouldn't enjoy it. "For Whom the Bell Tolls," however, was one of those classics that was so perfect, so profoundly moving and yet just enjoyable to read, that I can't comprehend the negative review. Like "Anna Karenina," "Crime and Punishment," or "Native Son," its one of those cornerstones of literature that utterly justified its spot in the cannon. The characters were perfectly ...more
Natalie Vellacott
Sep 20, 2016 Natalie Vellacott rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Oh dear, I fear this review will be lambasted and that people will note that this is the second time I have dismissed a "classic" this week. In my defence, I did enjoy Orwell's Animal Farm.

I really wanted to like this and persevered to past the half way point. But when I got to the stage where I was dreading picking up the book as I was finding it so monotonous, I decided enough was enough--it was going back to the library from whence it came.

The lengthy novel tells the story of Robert Jordan,
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Andy
Nov 19, 2007 Andy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nobel-winners
The Spanish Civil War is a very interesting historical event, but this story is full of bad dialogue, glorifies the brave American, and largely ignores the plight of the Spaniards themselves - not to mention that the love interest is as one-dimensional as a blowup sex doll, which is pretty much all that her character serves as in this book. I recommend Orwell's Homage to Catalonia if you want to know what the Spanish Civil War was like - unlike Hemingway who was just a reporter in Spain, Orwell ...more
Fionnuala
May 19, 2012 Fionnuala marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed in May 2012

The last Hemingway I read was A Moveable Feast and I enjoyed it a lot. It helped that I was staying in Paris when I read it so there was that extra special feeling we get when we walk the very streets an author describes in his stories. I think it suited Hemingway to write stories, and perhaps short novels - I remember enjoying The Old Man and the Sea and images from that book stayed with me for years.
In spite of those good experiences, I couldn't relate to this book. I had
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Cynthia Peña
You know you’ve devoured a good book when after going over the last line you feel somewhat ethereal - an unworldly feeling of satisfaction. Well, that is what I felt with this book.

This is my first of Hemingway and my second war novel (first was Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five).
When I picked it up from my book rack, I told myself “Hmmm.. Hemingway. This must be a difficult book”, but I was proven wrong. Hemingway’s stylistic choice of words, the density and intelligent distribution of his sente
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Thomas
A little better than Hemingway's other books, but that does not say much. For Whom the Bell Tolls has all the Hemingway staples: an obsession with war and violence, an over-idealization of romantic love, and lackluster writing. But he does improve in some areas from his past books. He includes Pilar, a complex and empowered woman whose strength sets her apart from Hemingway's more meek, modest female characters. Hemingway also makes Robert Jordan, our protagonist, a little more thoughtful, as he ...more
Matt
Nov 10, 2008 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-novels
There's an old saying, ascribed to Dostoevsky (and a dozen other famous authors, I'm sure), that says there are only two types of stories: (1)a man goes on a journey; and (2) a stranger rides into town. It's a cute, pithy little saying, and broadly true, especially if you stretch your definition of "journey." Of course, it misses the third great type of story: the loss of an Eden-like paradise, which is the basis of every romantic comedy in existence: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets gir ...more
Geoff
Apr 17, 2013 Geoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won't deny my youthful bloody-lust to travel afar and get the girl and die in valor "fighting the good fight"- before those words were emptied by experience and observation-; and to read the messages-in-bottles (all polished sea-glass smooth by now) my teenage self is tossing into a flood tide from far, far away in some distant dimension (where he hardly resembles myself, and I am ashamed of him) this book is "written-well". I perfectly remember my parent's back porch and sun-struck green afte ...more
☙ percy ❧
i might attempt to pick this up again some day but at the moment it's marked as dnf. it was just so dull and lacklustre i couldn't make it past the first 100 pages
RandomAnthony
Aug 01, 2009 RandomAnthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so Ben Harrison inspired me to check out some Hemingway. I hadn’t ready any of Hemingway’s work in close to twenty years. I remember starting A Movable Feast in college, reading five pages, and wondering what they hell was wrong with the author. I couldn’t get past what I perceived as a wooden, hacked-off writing style. I felt kind of guilty, though, because I grew up a couple miles away from Oak Park, Illinois, which styles itself as an integral part of Hemingway’s youth, and some people I ...more
Chris Messner
Oct 27, 2015 Chris Messner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While I was traveling in Cuba and doing research for my book, one of the many places I visited was Hemingway's home. In Hemingway's home, where everything still sits as he left it, I learned of Hemingway's surprising influence upon Fidel Castro.

In Hemingway's library, there was a framed 8" x 10" black and white picture of a man. At first, I had no idea who this person was. I later learned that this gentleman was Charles Sweeney, a close friend of Hemingway. Sweeney was a career military man and
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Nikos Tsentemeidis
Πολύ δυνατό βιβλίο. Το θέμα άλλωστε, προδιαθέτει για κάτι τέτοιο. Ένας εμφύλιος πόλεμος. Ισπανία 1937.

Δεν έχω διαβάσει ποτέ για τον ισπανικό εμφύλιο, που νομίζω παρουσιάζει ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον. Ωστόσο η ιστορία που εκτυλίσσεται λέει πολλά, για την κατάσταση. Ένα βιβλίο με πολιτικές και κοινωνικές διαστάσεις. Εσωτερικοί μονόλογοι των ηρώων, την ώρα της μάχης ζωντανεύουν την ιστορία.

Χαρακτηριστικός διάλογος δύο ηρώων στο ίδιο στρατόπεδο, που μου έμεινε:
- Είσαι και συ κομμουνιστής;
- Όχι. Αντιφασί
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Lizzy
I read For Whom the Bell Tolls many years ago, I still remember Ernest Hemingway's splendid story of an young American, Robert Jordan, that fights along with the guerrilla in the Spanish Civil War, and his love for Maria. Simply beautiful. This novel kept me company for hours, it totally consumed me. And how I loved it! Worth revisiting.

5 + stars! Highly recommended.
Saman Kashi
یک ترجمهی بد از یک شاهکار ادبی. نمیدانم اولین بار چه کسی عنوان این کتاب را اینقدر بیروح و سرد به "زنگها برای که به صدا در میآیند" برگرداند؟

عنوان زیباتر و رساتر این داستان را (این ناقوس عزای کیست) بیشتر میپسندم؛ چرا که داستان صرفاً روایت یک عملیات پارتیزانی محض نیست، بلکه روایت یک رابطهی انسانی و در مقابل آن چیزی به نام آرمان و هدف است

باری، ترجمهی بد این کتاب باعث شد تا از خواندن آن لذتی نبرم و فیلمی که از آن پیشتر دیده بودم برایم باقی بماند. باشد تا برگردان بهتری از این کتاب روانه بازار نشر شود
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Ahmad Sharabiani
587. For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
زنگها برای که به صدا درمیآیند - ارنست همینگوی (صفی علیشاه) ادبیات
سراینده ی صلح، او در جایی گفته: وقتی دیگران حرف میزنند، مردمان خوب گوش نمیکنند راستی زنگها برای که به صدا درمیآیند
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Maria Bikaki
Apr 30, 2016 Maria Bikaki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«Κανένας άνθρωπος δεν είναι νησί, ακέριος μοναχός του. Κάθε άνθρωπος είναι ένα κομμάτι ηπείρου, ένα μέρος στεριάς. Αν η θάλασσα ξεπλύνει ένα σβόλο χώμα, η Ευρώπη γίνεται μικρότερη. Όπως κι αν ξεπλύνει ένα ακρωτήρι ή ένα σπίτι φίλων σου ή δικό σου. Κάθε ανθρώπου ο θάνατος λιγοστεύει εμένα τον ίδιο, γιατί είμαι ένα με την Ανθρωπότητα. Κι έτσι ποτέ σου μη στέλνεις να ρωτήσεις για ποιον χτυπά η καμπάνα. Χτυπάει για σένα». (Τζον Νταν – 1624)

αναλυτική κριτική οταν βρεθεί επιτέλους μισή ώρα απόλυτης ελ
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Drew
Mar 11, 2011 Drew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nobelles-lettres
Okay, if I don't write this now, then I never will, because I don't know when I'll read Hemingway again. Despite that ominous note, though, I did enjoy FWTBT...with MANY hedges and reservations.

1) Most people claim (and this is backed up on the back of my copy) that Hemingway wrote "short, declarative sentences and was known for his tough, terse, prose." And I ask, have any of these people read much Hemingway? This is like claiming that Don Delillo writes sentences like "She had important hair."
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Jay
Oct 25, 2010 Jay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, hemingway
In Spain of the post-Franco years, and especially since the opening of the archives of the old Soviet Union, the debate about the role of the Communist in the Second Republic both before and during Franco’s rebellion has increased with renewed intensity. It has long been clear that the war was not a simple black-and-white conflict between a freely elected liberal democratic State (the Republic), on one side, and an insurgent authoritarian Fascism, on the other.

The historian Stanley Payne has arg
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Chrissie
Hemingway uses special "literary techniques" in "For whom the Bell Tolls" that rather than enhancing the reading experience detract from it. Please see the list below. The ending is totally soppy. You learn nothing about the Spanish Civil War, and a better explanation for why Robert Jordan decided to fight with the Republicans should have been given. The scenes depicting physical attraction were bland and insipid. Some dislike the macho behavior of Hemingway's characters, but this doesn't bother ...more
Sally Howes
Can a whole life be lived in just four days? This is the question that haunts Robert Jordan throughout FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS. Leaving behind his respectable life as an American college Spanish-language teacher, he has become an accomplished guerrilla fighter and explosives expert fighting for the anti-fascists in the Spanish Civil War. Can he really find a new "family," fall head over heels in love, and strike a blow that will further the rebel cause and lay his own personal ghosts to rest ... ...more
Susan
Aug 01, 2015 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books
نکته:این مرور نقدی است برکتابی که مترجم ساخته و نه کتابی که همینگوی تالیف کرده.
(البته بعید می دانم تالیف همینگوی هم چیز دندانگیری بوده باشد.)
ترجمه افتضاح بود.یعنی نمره ای که به ترجمه می دهم صفر با ارفاق است.فکر کنم کتاب را کلا نابود کرده بود.شاهکار دیگر نشر امیر کبیر غیر از جلدهای خیلی خلاقانه و زیباش:| این بود که توی متن پشت کتاب که قاعدتا باید یک توضیح کوتاه از داستان باشد که خواننده را به خواندن ترغیب کند،کل داستان را لو داده بود.:|واقعا نصف انگیزه ام برای خواندن را از بین برد.
گذشته از ترجمه
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Kevin Xu
May 12, 2009 Kevin Xu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was long and boring that did not go anywhere,. The reason for me was that it was too slow, epsically the fact that the whole book is centered around one event that in most books would have taken at most 1/4 of the book to get done. The interaction of the characters was always the same, the past lifes of the character did not matter to me for the main hcaracter to make his decision.

But on the other hand, it had a great impact on one person, James Oliver Rigney Jr. He was so impacted on
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Jon(athan) Nakapalau
Two young lovers find each other in the midst of war - and fight an inner battle between duty and happiness. The bell tolls for us all at some point, but do we hear it in time to awake to an authentic life before it is silent?
David Sarkies
Jul 09, 2013 David Sarkies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modernist
The futility of fighting on the losing side
19 July 2013

This is one of those books that I have been meaning to read for quite a while, even if it is only because of the Metellica song of the same name (which, by the way, was based on the book, and you watch the official video clip here – you will notice that, if you have read the book that is, it includes scenes from the movie, not that this song is the official song for the movie: I think the movie was made years before the song was released).
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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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