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O Sol Também se Levanta

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O Sol Também se Levanta retrata o cotidiano de um grupo de expatriados boêmios, ingleses e norte-americanos, após o término da Primeira Guerra Mundial. Os cenários escolhidos para o romance foram as cidades de Paris e Pamplona, durante o Festival de San Firmin.
O norte-americano Jacob Barnes é o protagonista e narrador da história. Conhecido como Jake, ele trabalha como rep
Paperback, 272 pages
Published 2001 by Bertrand Brasil (first published 1926)
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Glinting Eyes Alcohol rules the life of characters . It let them forget their moral decadence. Drinking alcohol is a survival strategy of every character. It numbs…moreAlcohol rules the life of characters . It let them forget their moral decadence. Drinking alcohol is a survival strategy of every character. It numbs the feeling of insecurity and anxiety. It let them forget their wounds and let them escape the guilt of not being a moralistic human being.(less)
Jennifer Hemingway is generally not appropriate for 12 year olds, no. Not just the subject matter, but also the writing style is not something I feel like a 12…moreHemingway is generally not appropriate for 12 year olds, no. Not just the subject matter, but also the writing style is not something I feel like a 12 year old would really enjoy. If you're dead set on something by Hemingway, I might suggest his novella The Old Man and the Sea.(less)

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Grace Tjan
What I learned from this book (in no particular order):

1. Jews are stubborn.

2. Being a Jew in Princeton sucks.

3. Being impotent sucks, especially if you are in love with a beautiful woman.

4. A beautiful woman is built with curves like the hull of a racing boat. Women make swell friends.

5. If you suffer from domestic abuse, the best way to work it out is by going through as many men as possible in the shortest time, and then discard them like wet tissues once you’re done --- if you happen to be
Apr 19, 2011 Stephanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was sitting on the patio of a bar in Key West Florida. It was August, it was hot. The bar was on the beach where there was lots of sand and water. In the water I saw dolphins and waves. The dolphins jumped and the waves waved.

My glass was empty. The waiter walked up to my table. “More absinthe miss?” He asked. “No, I better not. *burp*” I put my hand over my glass “I read somewhere that it can cause hallucinations and nightmares. Just some ice water please.” I said. He put and empty glass in f
Aug 22, 2008 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-novels
Oh, to have been Ernest Hemingway. Except for the whole shotgun thing.

He was a man, back when that meant something. Whatever that means. He had it all: a haunted past; functional alcoholism; a way with words; a way with women; and one hell of a beard. I mean, this was the guy who could measure F. Scott Fitzgerald's penis without anyone batting an eye. He was just that cool.

I love Hemingway. You might have guessed that, but let's make it clear off the bat. For Whom the Bell Tolls is in my top f
Aug 22, 2007 Tra-Kay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
If I were Hemingway's English teacher (or anyone's any kind of teacher) I'd say, "This reads more like a screenplay than a novel. Where are your descriptions, where is the emotion??"
And he would say something like, "The lack of complex descriptions helps focus on the complexities and emptiness of the characters' lives, and the emotion is there, it's only just beneath the surface, struggling to be free!"
And I'd say, "OK, I'll move ya from a C to C+."

Basically The Sun Also Rises shows that Hemingw
Jun 06, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kick-ass, blog
This may be my favorite book of all time. At any rate, it's definitely on the top ten list and by far my favorite Hemingway (and I do love some Hemingway). The first time I read this, I loved Lady Brett Ashley. Is she a bitch? Sure, but I don't think she ever intentionally sets out to hurt anyone. And it might be argued that she has reason to be one: her first true love dies in the war from dysentery (not exactly the most noble of deaths) and she's physically threatened by Lord Ashley, forced to ...more
Mar 25, 2008 Brad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book every year since 1991, and it is never the same book. Like so many things in this world, The Sun Also Rises improves with age and attention.

Some readings I find myself in love with Lady Brett Ashley. Then I am firmly in Jake Barnes' camp, feeling his pain and wondering how he stays sane with all that happens around him. Another time I can't help but feel that Robert Cohn is getting a shitty deal and find his behavior not only understandable but restrained. Or I am with Mike a
Jun 12, 2007 colbyhewitt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I think there is something cheesey about reviewing an old book, but I felt I had to write something, as I constructed my senior thesis in college with this book as the cornerstone, I have read it at least six times, and I consider The Sun Also Rises to be the Great American Novel. Why?
1) Hemingway was, if nothing else, a great American. A renaissance man, a soldier, a fisherman, and a sportswriter, a romantic and an argumentatively direct chauvinist, a conflicted religious agnostic who never aba
Jun 09, 2009 Kemper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 100, classic-lit
There’s a very nice restaurant that my wife and I frequent that has become our go-to spot for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. When we first started going here, I saw that they were serving absinthe. I’d been curious about the drink since first reading Hemingway’s descriptions of it in The Sun Also Rises back in high school.

Banned for most of the twentieth century in the U.S. for wildly exaggerated claims of it’s hallucinogenic qualities, it was made available to be imported h
J.L.   Sutton
May 29, 2014 J.L. Sutton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished a re-read of The Sun Also Rises (my favorite Hemingway book-last read in 2014). I didn’t provide a review at the time so I thought I would (try to) explain why this book speaks to me. First, it is deceptively easy to fall into with its short sentences and simple language. Nothing is forced. However, it is the mood Hemingway creates in this novel which really engages me. Perhaps that says as much about me as it does about the novel. The appeal is not so much about the story; it is h ...more
May 30, 2012 Matthias rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Matthias by: Lucian
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises could be read like it's some kind of evil social experiment. You take a room and you put in three elephants. (You may also choose to build the room around the elephants for practical reasons.) You give the elephants names, and paint these names on their flanks in letters big, bright and red. You call them Impotence, Jealousy and Loneliness. Then you have a group of people enter that same room, a couple of guys and a gorgeous girl. They can do anything they like, they g ...more
Jul 07, 2008 Sparrow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people on vacation
Everything is still tonight, like a friend was talking and I didn’t hear her until she stopped. Like absence. Coming back from vacation has that feeling of loss because all of the friendships resolve into something real, whatever that may be. Whenever I am away from home, I crave The Sun Also Rises. I think it got into my blood from reading it again and again at impressionable ages. Since I returned home this time, a couple of weeks ago, I can’t stop thinking about my friends in this book and th ...more
Stephen M
Feb 04, 2012 Stephen M rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Manly men.
Recommended to Stephen M by: The World at Large
Shelves: overrated
She Aches Just like a Woman

I’ll start off with something that I thought was interesting (hint: it borders on being annoying). For the first 75 pages, characters move in and out of this book with such swiftness and with no mention of physical description or notable characteristics, it mimics the effect of being at a really crowded party where you meet face after face, name after name and you have no time to process who is who, why they are significant and if you should even bother to remember the
Jul 30, 2011 Lyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway’s brilliant 1926 novel about the Lost Generation is a must read for Twentieth Century literature.

I was assigned this as a junior in college, our English professor told us to read it and to be prepared to talk next week. The next class was spent on students describing their thoughts about the novel and what we thought it meant. With a smug smile and somewhat of a condescending air, the instructor stepped form his podium and said something to the effect that re
Jul 23, 2011 Arah-Lynda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-said
While I was reading this I thought time and again about a quote from another book.

This one: Mrs. Poe

“That’s it!” I dropped the magazine.
“What Mamma?” asked Vinnie
“This silly alliteration – it’s clinkering, clattering claptrap.”
Ellen’s face was as straight as a judge’s on court day. “You mean it’s terrible, trifling trash?”
I nodded. “Jumbling, jarring junk.”
Vinnie jumped up, trailing shawls like a mummy trails bandages. “No it’s piggly, wiggly poop!”
“Don’t be rude, Vinnie,” I said.
The girls glanc
Jul 18, 2014 Fabian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, impeccable and precise prose. Yes, a superstar writer. Yes, I hadn't read it before, but that's totally okay.

Somehow, I couple this quaint piece--most of the characters are blah because they belong to that blah generation, I mean, what to do if not fight in war?--with the monstrously intolerable novel by Malcolm Lowry, "Under the Volcano." But thank god this one has the European charm that is all but ridiculed in Lowry's take on some similarly lost days in Mexico. Here are some lost days i
Mar 30, 2012 Perry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: libri-classici
"'The Sun Also Rises' is about bullfighting, bullslinging and bullshit."
Zelda Fitzgerald

[[3.4 stars]]

2d from left is British socialite Duff Twysden (on whom "Lady Brett Ashley" was based), and next to her is Hadley Richardson, Hemingway's 1st wife

On my mission over the past 8 years to read all "classics," this one strikes me the least.

The novel is apparently held in high esteem now for Hemingway's style than for the story's substance, which is a bit dated by its reliance on the people, places
This is my favorite Hemingway novel, maybe because it was my first. The Sun Also Rises was to Hemingway what The Great Gatsby was to Fitzgerald.
Apr 02, 2017 Warwick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished The Sun Also Rises in a hotel room in Vienna, and reading it while in transit in Europe perhaps affected how much I liked it – I liked it very much, far more than I expected to after my ambivalent reaction to A Farewell to Arms. The open, wide-ranging view of Europe from Paris to Pamplona is something I feel very in need of right now, and Hemingway's hungover cynicism masquerading as wisdom seems here much more beautiful to me. This is particularly so because instead of the grand trag ...more
Luke Narlee
Oct 21, 2016 Luke Narlee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
There will always be a special place in my heart for this book. It's easily one of my favorite books of all time. Definitely my favorite Hemingway book (it's quite different from the rest). No, it's not perfect. Yes, it gets a bit boring in the middle when its main focus is on bull fighting. But for the most part, the story is funny and wonderful and quite touching. The dialogue is so alive, it practically has a pulse. Nobody writes dialogue like that anymore. It's snappy, fast, witty, honest... ...more
Jason Koivu
Nov 29, 2008 Jason Koivu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The bored, the disenchanted, the wandering wondering and/or nearly thoughtless (except for where their next drink will come from) ex-pat characters, these borderline socialites fighting off ennui, of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises do very little worth reading about and yet read you do. Blame it on the author's clean writing style or his choice of scenes, choosing to paint with poignant words almost documentary style clips of cultural happenings that still excites even in this television/internet ...more
Dec 06, 2008 Madeline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-list, ugh
Meh. I think I would have liked this book a lot more if something had actually happened. The plot doesn't really flow; it's just a bunch of events strung together that go like this: work a bit at a newspaper agency, waffle around Paris for ages, travel around France, argue, pine for some woman who I thought was a man for several pages because her name is "Brett", go to Spain, go trout fishing, take a nap, go to some bullfights, pine and complain some more, go back to Paris.
In between every sing
Allison Harrison
Mar 24, 2009 Allison Harrison rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Allison by: Nate Pritts
I honestly didn't think that this book would be as bad as it was. I was assigned to read this book for class, and the books we've read for class have hitherto been better than this.

This book has virtually no plot, and the characters are very flat. The entire book consists of a group of people, each of them disliking at least one person in their party, driving around Paris drinking. Then they decide to go to Spain and drink. So the rest of the book is about them drinking with each other, drinkin
Lena Webb
Jul 12, 2007 Lena Webb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this one star because I wasn't old enough to drink or really enjoy much of anything when I first read it, and I haven't read it again since.

I'm almost certain I'd still hate it though.
Such a boring book. I get that Hemingway captures the decadence and dissolution of the Lost Generation. I get that his writing style brings to mind adjectives like "sparse" and "blunt" and "elegiac." But I do not get how to find enjoyment from such a repetitive book that glamorizes violence, excessive drinking, outdated forms of masculinity, homophobia, and antisemitism. One could argue that Hemingway reports these toxic ideas as ideals of the time, but even then, he does nothing special with hi ...more
David Lentz
Let me begin by saying that I hold Hemingway in high esteem: so much so that while at the Key West Literary Seminar this year I visited his home for a second time. I have read nearly all of his novels and admire his devotion to writing insofar as he lived humbly in Paris among the Lost Generation to establish himself as a novelist. He paid his existential and literary dues as a novelist and was richly rewarded for his gifts. "The Sun Also Rises" is an early work and, although one can see his pro ...more
Rakhi Dalal
Jake's final condition frequently escapes the contemporary reader, who lacks the historical context for reading the novel. If one misses the ironic and understated references, it may not seem like "such a hell of a sad story" as it did to Hemingway. Unless one understands the moral background of the period, one may find the Latin Quarter life nostalgically romantic and fail to see the reflection of America self-destructing in the twenties. The blithe reader may see Cohn as the cause of all the t ...more
May 04, 2011 AC rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK - I have no business writing reviews or longish reviews about novels - I don't read criticism and know nothing anyway… -- but WTF… of all the books I've re-read from my youth of late -- this one… not only held up best, but I realize I had no frikkin' clue whatsoever what this book was about when I was 16 or 17 and when I read it with my buddy X., the most tragic kid I ever knew… along with a lot of other Hemingway books and all the Scott Fitzgerald we could find -- even the The Crack-Up at 17 ...more
Mike Mcfarland
Jul 02, 2007 Mike Mcfarland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves Spain, France, or drinking heavily.
Shelves: classics
A magnificent and deceptively simple book. If you judged it solely on its plot, you probably wouldn't come away very impressed: a collection of American ex-patriots travel from Paris to Pamplona for the running of the bulls; drink too much and make fools of themselves; then return to Paris a few weeks older and not much wiser. Where Hemingway really succeeds, though, is in capturing brief flashes of life that any reader will recognize.

Again, I'm hardly qualified to propose and defend a thesis on
Dec 01, 2007 Danny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For a long time I was convinced that there were two sorts of people in the world: those who adore Hemingway, gush about his genius and lavish praise upon him at every opportunity, and those who despise him utterly. As it turns out, there is a third category: those who have read him and still remain wholly indifferent. I am that third category.

I found my copy of The Sun Also Rises in a thrift-store for a buck, and I figured, 'meh, what the hell?' It is supposed to be one of the fabled great Amer
Mar 29, 2016 Pavle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: takozvano-ostalo
Hemingvej je danas gotovo mitološka ličnost, personifikovan ideal nekadašnjeg muškarca: funkcionalni alkoholičar, borac, lovac, avanturista, zavodnik. A uz to i umetnik. Šta ćeš više.

S obzirom da je jedino njegovo delo koje sam prethodno čitao Starac i More (u kojem sam beskrajno uživao, ali to ipak nije ljudska priča, odn. nije priča koja pripada čoveku, već čovečanstvu, lepo reče Armstrong, nije to isto), ovaj roman sam počeo praktično bez ikakvog prethodnog iskustva o ovoj drugoj, daleko čov

It’s odd how my memory works, or rather, doesn't work. I first read this novel in about 1976. The only thing I remember about that first reading was that I didn’t like the book very much. I assumed that a rereading, albeit many years later, would trigger some memory of what I’d read before. But no, that file had been completely deleted from my memory bank.

A second reading was prompted by my fascination with the life and times of the Lost Generation. This, Hemingway’s first novel, is iconic of t
Dec 17, 2008 Chloe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chloe by: Stacie Sather
Hemingway has never been a close friend of mine. We've had some dalliances, to be sure, but he's never been the sort of author that I call long distance on a rainy night just to be reassured by the sound of their voice. It's not that we don't get along. It is just that our relationship has always been more like that of friends-of-a-friend. We just hadn't had the opportunity to get falling down drunk with one another and confess the trials and tribulations of life to each other. Fortunately The S ...more
Jr Bacdayan
I’m sitting here in my balcony right around sunset with a bowl of peanuts in front of me and a mug of iced tea in my hand and I’m suddenly thinking to myself I could be in Spain right now. But oddly, it doesn’t seem to appeal to me at all. I’m somewhat annoyed by the possibility of another busy week looming just ahead of me. Wait, scratch that, not possibility but certainty. I’m grossly evading any academic assignment I might have had and am feeling more potent knowing that I’m above it all. Rea ...more
Feb 16, 2008 Werner rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Serious scholars of literature who have to read all the "classics"
In the case of books I've read but disliked, I often indicate that fact with a one-star rating, so people browsing my shelves won't be misled as to my tastes. Some Goodreaders object to the practice of giving single-star ratings without a review to explain why; one likened it to a drive-by shooting. Mindful of their point, I've tried to go back and add reviews in some of these cases; and (to keep the shooting metaphor) this is one where I'm quite glad to come back and pump a few more bullets int ...more
Dec 28, 2016 Jason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings on The Sun Also Rises. There were exquisite scenes in there, but at times it was bland and without emotion.

I am still in awe over what Hemingway manages (most of the time) to do with language. He is concise. His words are simple yet he manages to paint an image in your head as though you’re watching a film. At times, however, the writing losing a bit of magic. Sometimes I feel like he rambles on, creates running sentences, by using commas and ‘and’ far too often. Other time
Not enough "there" there...that's my immediate response on finishing The Sun Also Rises. Perhaps it's unfair, for I am a Faulkner devotee and there really can't be two more dissimilar writers in modern English. I waited for drama, but whatever dramatic moments arose were as understated as E.H.'s descriptions of the Spanish countryside.

The bus climbed steadily up the road. The country
was barren and rocks stuck up through the clay. There
was no grass beside the road. Looking back we could see
May 24, 2007 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lost Gen fans
This is the only Hemingway I like. Yes, I commit that blasphemy of not liking His Holiness. Sorry, y'all. Just hate his prose style, and I hate the direction that he's led a lot of writers in. His writing style is the polar opposite of the writing style that I love, which is full and descriptive, a tradition that descended out of poetry. When novels were still looked down upon and poetry was the way to be really respected. The writers who made that not true anymore, but still had the training an ...more
Roy Lotz
This book should be called “The Impotence of Being Ernest.” Anyway...

Thank God for Hemmingway. His particular form of insanity is so sane. It’s an insanity that at least gets strait to the point.

It’s hard to know where to begin with a book like this. On its face, it is underwhelming, almost boring. A bunch of rich Americans waste their time and money while destroying their livers. And Hemmingway’s sparse prose doesn’t even give you a good visual.

But the key to this book is what Hemmingway choose
João Fernandes
Jun 29, 2015 João Fernandes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nobel, favorites
This book has finally cemented Hemingway as a great author for me. Besides being a wonderful narrative of flimsy passion, irresponsibility, frugality, and friendship, it has incredibly beautiful scenery.

From Paris to the Spanish fiesta Hemingway paints such a clear and beautiful picture of men taunted by unattainable love, I couldn't stop reading it. Truly a fantastic novel, easily becoming one of my favourites.
Sofía (Софья)
Una novela de imágenes.

Vale la pena leer esta novela para apreciar los siguientes detalles: el texto fragmentado, una critica de la novela psicológica y una técnica innovadora empleada por Hemingway.

El protagonista de una novela del siglo XIX tiene su biografía, su carácter, su mundo interior, sus opiniones y sus relaciones con el mundo que lo rodea, este personaje posee un cierto intelecto que le permite ver la realidad como un único sistema. Él intenta conceptualizar el mundo, penetrar su espí
Tayebe Ej
Apr 06, 2014 Tayebe Ej rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
نسلی درمیگذرد و نسل دیگر از راه میرسد، اما زمین تا ابد پابرجا میماند.. خورشید همچنان برمیدمد و خورشید فرومیشود، و به همان سوی میشتابد که از آنجا بردمیده است..
این کتابِ همینگویِ عزیز رو دوست نداشتم و از خوندنش هیچ لذتی نبردم.. هدفش نشون دادن وضعیتِ به اصطلاح «نسل گمشده» بعد از جنگ جهانی بوده، این گمشده بودن رو هم خوب نشون داده، ولی خب نثر کتاب آدم رو اصن جذب نمیکنه. خیلی خوندن این کتابو توصیه نمیکنم، ولی اگه خوندیدش حتما حتما بعدش نوشته ی آخر کتاب که احمد کساییپور نوشته رو بخونین، نکتههای جالبی ر
Ennui. Whine. Whine. Macho crap. Whine. Bloodsport. More ennui.
David Sarkies
Aug 22, 2013 David Sarkies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want a real taste of Hemmingway
Recommended to David by: The Cult Book Club
Shelves: modernist
An autobiographical account of drinking in Paris
29 August 2013

I suspect that Hemmingway is what one would call an acquired taste. He is sort of like vegemite – you start off absolutely hating it but one day you decide to spread it on your toast and suddenly discover that you actually quite like it and you end up not being able to get enough of it (as you can probably tell, I have recently acquired a taste for vegemite):


Anyway, I remember one time that I was sitting around a table with some fri
Aug 21, 2013 Chrissie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On completion, all I will add to that written below is that I adored the ending. This IS my favorite book by Hemingway. Hemingway has illuminated friendship and love in a beautiful and also honest manner. Note, this is a love story, a wonderful love story that rings true. Nothing false here. If other authors could write love stories like this, romance would be my favorite genre.

Although fiction, the book is in fact written about real people and real events, and it has an autobiographical basis.
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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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