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The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
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Jul 17, 2011

it was amazing
Read from July 15 to 18, 2011 — I own a copy

great book. seriously great book. so vastly different than any other hemingway, except in style. for about 1/3 of this book, all i was thinking was "WTF! this is wild."

i would not read this book if you have not read any other hemingway.

according to the introduction, this work was not entirely finished at the time of hemingway's death. the second half was ready for print, but there were some gaps that were filled in in the beginning. at first i kind of thought i liked the beginning better, but taken as a whole, it is a tremendous work. the incorporation of david writing stories about africa (just like hem). great character development in the david character, even though the story was really about the disintegration of a marriage to a love triangle to a new marriage, and revealed more about a female psyche than any other hemingway i've read before.

it is very insightful into his writing process (aforementioned insight into david's writing style) much like a movable feast was (as far as i can tell, it is less autobiographical than movable feast though).
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