For Whom the Bell Tolls
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.
The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells
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But I can not stand this book! I should ...more
Robert Capa’s iconic 1936 photo of a falling soldier.
Between 1936-1939 a war happe ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
αναλυτική κριτική οταν βρεθεί επιτέλους μισή ώρα απόλυτης ελ ...more
(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.
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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." ...more
The historian Stanley Payne has arg ...more
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 ...more
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). ...more
5 + stars! Highly recommended. ...more
But on the other hand, it had a great impact on one person, James Oliver Rigney Jr. He was so impacted on ...more
بطل هذه القصة كما في قصته السابقة وداع للسلاح هو متطوع امريكي جمهوري يقاتل الى جانب الجمهوريين و ينضم الى احدى العصابات الثورية المقاتلة في الجبال بغية تنفيذ عملية نسف جسر و مركزين للفاشية ....
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For one, it was masterfully written and as I know is often cited as Hemingway's best novel. There were many flashbacks of various characters which were compelling glimpses into their pasts; Mr. Hemingway occasionally took us into the mind of the American protagonist, and the flow of his thoughts was perfectly captured, snippets of this and that jockeying for attention. The language too was unique. No Spanish speaker I, but it was clear to me that from the get g ...more
I found it amazing, for instance, how an author could take something as simple as a drink, and give you a lot of backstory with it.
"Robert Jordan pushed the cup toward him. It was a milky yellow ...more
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