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Winner Take Nothing
Ernest Hemingway's first new book of fiction since the publication of "A Farewell to Arms" in 1929 contains fourteen stories of varying length. Some of them have appeared in magazines but the majority have not been published before. The characters and backgrounds are widely varied. "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is about an old Spanish Beggar. "Homage to Switzerland" conce...more
güncelleme: Kilimanjaro'nun Karları ile 5 ortak hikayesi var. bu kitaptaki sevdiğim bir kaç öykü orada da bulunuyor. tabi bu kitabı da çok sevdim ama Klimanjaro'daki geri kalan öyküleri buradakilere nazaran daha beğendim için onu tercih edebilirsiniz bence.
niye süründürdüm ben bu kitabın yorumunu: çünkü hakkında okuyordum. öykü okumak zor zanaat. ki ben hiçbir zaman konu edebi eser okumaya gelince iddialı biri değilimdir, sayı olarak da, kavrama olarak da vesaire. o yüzden öykülerini adlarıyla a ...more
"The Light of the World" is another story that is almost dial ...more
I'm always amazed by the way Hemingway explored the heroic and the hopeful in his novels, but zoomed in so tightly on life's "dark side" in his shor ...more
He makes us feel his characters in a heart beat. The Sea Change is three and a half pages, yet we know almost everything we need to know about Phil and the Girl instantly, and Hemingway makes us care.
He also expresses setting so perfectly and sparingly that we feel we're in this tiny bar in Paris, yet the description of the bar is implied, mirrored in his descriptions of the couple and Jam ...more
"THE GAMBLER, THE N ...more
The characters have many flaws and are often unlikeable, and this is one of the reasons why this collection works as well as it does. Hemingway makes excellent use of "sh ...more
The ones I like best are mostly short scenarios with different characters being thrown together. "The Light of the World," "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," "The Capital of the World," and "Homage to Switzerland" come to mind. Most of the longer ones lost my inte ...more
İlk birkaç hikayeyi epey yadırgadım, ''Allah Allah, bunlar ne biçim hikaye? Ne başı var ne sonu.'' diye düşündüm. Tamam, durum öyküsü nedir bilirim ama Hemingway'in öyküleri durum öyküsü olmaktan da çok uzak. Uzun bir gazete haberinden rastgele kesilmiş parçalar gibi.
Meseleyi daha sonra kavradım: Hemingway, karakter ve diyalog öyküleri yazıyor. Bazen sırf hoş bir diyalog yazıp etrafına süs olsun diye bir h ...more
However, what I admire is ...more
And just when I thought I had reached my limit, long untranslated passages of French. You know what I think on this subject, I'd said many times, how I HATE long untranslated passages of French in English language books ...more
Winner Take Nothing is a fine collection of seventeen short stories from the pen of the great writer, stories that cover most aspects of Hemingway's personality. Expect to see autobiographical re ...more
Arguably Hemingway's finest book of short stories, Winner Take Nothing contains fourteen relatively short and always spare looks at various stages of life. What seem, upon first reading, to be nothing more than frameworks or outlines take on more meat upon reflection. Hemingway lets the reader fill in the small details, guiding his imagination rather than manipulating it. This does mean that the onus is on the reader more than usual with th ...more
I liked reading all of the short stories, particularly "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and "A Day's Wait". While it seems to me that most people (understandably) found the untranslated French in "Wine in Wyoming" bothersome, I found it an enjoyable read. Fortunately I still retain some of the French I learned in school, and so I could read the text smoothly without having to stop to look up a word. I actually preferred the mixing in of French with English; ...more
Hemingway just does so much with so little. I know you folk often judge him for his minimalist tendencies, but I hold him up for that fact.
I remember reading "Hills Like White Elephants" in high school and being blown away.
I remember hearing about him and his friend making a bet about whether he could write a story in 10 words or less. He won with ...more
"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" was by far my favorite story in this collection. I really enjoyed how he contrasted the waiters' perspectives (young and old).
Another thing that stands out to me is his description of World War I battlefields being littered with paper. The dying would write final letters to their loved ones and sta ...more
If you aren't in the mood for all of them I particularly e ...more
But who cares. I read it and I'm thankful. I remember one of these stories (A Days Wait) from elementary school, and thought it was hilarious then and now. One (Natural History of the Dea ...more
Many of the stories were truly compelling and had me reading them twice and thrice. But some stories missed their mark. Either way, "Winner Tak ...more