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The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

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The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes "The Killers," the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be

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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published 1999 by Scribner (first published 1938)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, Ernest Hemingway
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1961. The title story is considered by some to be the best story Hemingway ever wrote. All the stories were earlier published.
The collection includes the following stories:
"The Snows of Kilimanjaro"
"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
"A Day's Wait"
"The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio"
"Fathers and Sons"
"In Another Country"
"The Killers
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Florencia
It was never what he had done, but always what he could do. (6)

Air. Fresh air. Clarity for the mind. A pause. Another view. Many things. Many things can be found in a white landscape. The snow hides many secrets. The beginning and the end of everything, there, on the top of Kilimanjaro. Harry knows it now. A little too late.
Wait, it is never too late, you say? Nonsense. Sometimes it is
too
damn
late.

A couple, Harry and Helen. They are in Africa. He is dying of gangrene; she is by his side, taki
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Ree
Reading Hemingway, for me, feels like panning for gold. At the beginning I am really enthusiastic. People have told me about the gold, I believe in the gold, and I want to find it. After the first couple stony pages, my excitement starts to waver. Where is this aforesaid treasure? My attention wanders off. My interest is fading. I'm almost inclined to call it off. There's nothing there for me. But I keep panning, because of this disbelief that I may not be able to discover what so many have befo ...more
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
I picked up this collection of ten Ernest Hemingway short stories when I was looking for Literature (with a capital L) to suggest to my real-life book club for its monthly read (whoever is hosting book club that month is responsible for nominating 5 or 6 books, and then everyone in attendance votes). Poor Hemingway was a no-vote-getter; North and South won in a landslide. But since (a) I'd already brought this book home from the library, (b) I like short stories, and (c) I felt like I needed to ...more
Clumsy Storyteller
'Why, I loved you. That's not fair. I love you now. I'll always love you Don't you love me?"
"No," said the man. "I don't think so. I never have."
"Harry, what are you saying? You're out of your head."
"No. I haven't any head to go out of."
"Don't drink that," she said. "Darling, please don't drink that. We have to do
everything we can."
"You do it," he said. "I'm tired."


WHAT A FUCKING ASSHOLE! This is one of those *i'm dying so i can be an ass, and people would just let me be, So i'm gonna shit on e
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Glenn Sumi
I’d forgotten what a good short story writer Ernest Hemingway could be. This collection came out in 1961, the same year as the author’s death. But most of the stories were published in magazines in the 1920s and 30s, when he was at the height of his powers, and all were available in earlier volumes.

There’s an impressive range of work here, from the ambitious title story about a man dying of gangrene while on safari and slipping into and out of consciousness, remembering scenes from his (wasted)
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
حیف از این داستانِ زیبا... ترجمه بد، سراسر اشتباه در نوشتار... واقعاً اعصاب رو خورد میکنه... بعضی از صفحات با خودم کلنجار میرفتم که سریع چند خط در میان بخونم تا زودتر به انتهایِ داستان برسم

این داستان نکتۀ خواستی برایِ گفتن نداشت، ولی به نظرِ من مهمترین پیامِ همینگوی این بود که خیلی وقت ها انسان ها کلی حرف تو دل دارن واسه گفتن، ولی یا نمیشه گفت و یا فرصت واسه گفتن نیست
داستانِ خوبی بود

پیروز باشید و ایرانی
Connie
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This collection of ten stories by Ernest Hemingway is dripping with testosterone. The stories involve hunting, the horrors of war, the wounded, boxing, and fathers. The majority of the stories were quite good, but I'll only write about my two favorites.

The title story is about a man laying in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro with a terrible infection in his leg. The vultures are flying, the hyena is crying, and the gangrene has an awful odor. The man is thinking back on his life, knowing that he
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Duane
When I read Hemingway I try to focus on the writing and the story and forget that he was an a**. But that fact seeps into his writing, into his characters. His characters, at least for me, are not very likeable, and that's the case in this short story. Harry, in the wilds of Africa, is dying of gangrene from a leg injury, and he and his wife are waiting for a plane to arrive and get him to medical help. While he is laying, waiting, he muses about his life, mostly about his life's failings. It's ...more
Tuna Turan
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hemingway’in en popüler yapıtlarından seçilmiş on kısa öyküden oluşan kitaptır. Bir hikayenin nerede başlayıp nerede bitmesi gerektiği konusundaki muazzam başarısına kaynaklık eden içgüdüsünü bolca fark edebilirsiniz. Kitaba ismini veren hikaye en iyi hikayesiydi. Hemingway'i ve onun yarattığı dünyaları daha yakından tanımak ve çözümlemek uğraşında olanların mutlaka okuması gereken bir kitaptır.

‘’Bir rüyayı rüya yapan şey nerede başlayıp nerede bittiğini bilmememizdir."
Lorna
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories was a collection of ten short stories by Ernest Hemingway, many of them written in the 1920's and 1930's for Esquire Magazine, but published as an anthology shortly before his death in 1961. The Snows of Kilimanjaro has been purported by many to be one of Hemingway's greatest works. It was a powerful piece of fiction taking place at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro where Harry is on a safari in Africa. Dying from a gangrenous infection, he and his companio ...more
Sara
May 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
The title story, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, is one of Hemingway’s most famous and no doubt garners such appeal because it deals with the essence of every man’s life...what he has accomplished before he dies. Some see it as a treatise on procrastination, but I do not. I believe it is every man’s lot to die with things undone, hopes unrealized, opportunities missed, and I think Hemingway is making that point as well. We are busy living our lives and these things slip by us, sometimes without a thou ...more
Rob
Dec 24, 2007 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Hemingway neophytes
Perhaps this is heresy but... I just don't find Hemingway's work to be all that interesting. It just seems like macho tough guy bullshit and maybe-just-maybe there is something humanized and vulnerable deep down in there but I'm not so sure.

Were we talking about mortality?

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UPDATE (like… 9 years later): Then I actually read Old Man and the Sea , which was pretty good and has some great stuff in it. Anyway there's that.
Olivier Delaye
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
A great collection of perfect little tales by the master of sparse writing. Especially liked A Very Short Story (lover's expectations VS harsh reality), Cross-Country Snow (a slice of life between two friends), My Old Man (self-explanatory), and Big Two-Hearted River (the masterpiece of the bunch, IMHO). Gotta move on to some of his longer books someday. Like A Farewell To Arms and For Whom The Bell Tolls. Someday.
Lyn (Readinghearts)
OK, It is official. Ernest Hemingway is just not for me. I read this book because I am doing a three month "Give an author a second chance" challenge, and I couldn't think of anyone who I needed to give a second chance more than Hemingway. I have only read two books by Hemingway in my whole life, The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises. Both of those were a long time ago. So I thought, how perfect for the challenge. At first, as I started the book, I was beginning to think that maybe he w ...more
Khashayar Mohammadi
I have never enjoyed Hemingway's writing; BUT this collection of his short stories finally convinced me that he was once an innovative writer who pioneered American Short Fiction. Hemingway's influence can be seen across the decades, from the beatnix all the way to Mccarthy and David Foster Wallace.

My problem with Hemingway is that I truly believe he is no longer relevant in the world of fiction. He was an important stepping stone in American literature, with certain flaws that were mended as de
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Peter Meredith
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
I don't like to continually bash famous authors. I worry that it might make me look as though I'm just jealous, when really I am. That being said, there isn't much to The Snows of Kilimanjaro to make it worthy of a recommendation. These stories by Hemmingway feel as though each had been pulled at random from a longer story--as if there was something I had missed earlier and, in eight out of ten of the stories, as if there was definitely something I was going to miss later, by which I mean to say ...more
Sarah Monreau
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookshelf
Wie immer in einer Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung gibt es Geschichten, die einem gefallen und Geschichten, die einem nicht so zusagen. Hier gefiel mir 80% des Geschriebenen wirklich sehr gut, der Rest entsprach einfach nicht meinem Geschmack oder nicht meinen Interessengebieten.
Dennoch konnte mir diese Sammlung einen wunderbaren ersten Eindruck von Hemingway bieten und mir Lust auf seine Romane machen.
Die Vielseitigkeit der Geschichten hat mir hier wirklich gefallen und hat mich positiv überrascht, d
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Bryce Wilson
Aug 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: literature
Anyone looking for a good entry way into Hemingway need look no farther. This basically acts as an unofficial greatest hits. Not only do you get the wonderful and surprisingly vunerable (tho kinda misogynistic) title story, a quiet meditation on death and wasted potential. But you also get A Clean Well Lighted Place considered the greatest short story ever written by none other then James friggin Joyce, and most of the best Nick Adam's stories as well, including The Killers, Fathers and Sons, an ...more
ilknur a.k.a. iko ◬

herkese selam size hasret! nazım hikmet'in ruhu şad olsun. dönüşüm muhteşem olacak demek isterdim morellerim bozuk. size, ben çok önemli bir insan olarak basın açıklaması yapmaya geldim (!)


yani şurada beni okuyan, yorumlarımı okumaya değer bulan üç-beş kıymetli insan var, onlar beni biliyorlar, BU SİTEYİ KİTAP DIŞI KULLANMAYI SEVMİYORUM, polemik yaratmayı sevmiyorum; edebimizle gelelim, yorum bırakalım, fangirllük kasalım, bir-iki fikir alışverişi yapalım, derdim o. bir durum olduğunda da profil
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Sarah
Jul 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I read these short stories because I'm never going to finish For Whom the Bell Tolls and because, since climbing Kili, everyone asks whether I've read them. From the scope of half a century, the stories function more as a lens into the world of Hemingway and men like him and who, at the end of their lives, saw that world slipping away. But reading about these men, who were so determined to be men (and they had a particular and exacting definition of what that meant), its easy to see why their wa ...more
Luís C.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro: I struggled to get into the news. I did not immediately understand what or who or where we talked ... When I understood (I think), I left early and it was better. So we are seeing in indiscreet observer in the final moments of Harry writer whose work we also find (at least that's what I understood ..).
Ten Indians: Here the reader interferes a July 5 evening in the life of Nick.

What I retain in these novels is a sense of voyeurism. I could not really say why ... Maybe be
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From
Mar 07, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
-gangrene
-rape
-dead babies
-suicide
-break-ups
-drunkards
-crazy old men
-gonorrhea
-closeted lesbian married to a drunk poet... these are some of my favorite things :(

No I kid, these are some of the delightful stories in this bad boy. I picked it up thinking it would be fun. First time only made it to 37. Walked away for 3 months but my "no book left behind' policy kept nagging me finally attempt Two. Read it in two days and honestly don't care for it at all.

PS. Santiago I know your out there in th
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Cherie
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-audio
What a great story! I loved the way the man's thoughts wandered as he lay on his camp cot waiting to face death and thinking about the stories he was never going to write, but writing them in his head. Even the story about his end felt so real.

I listened to it three times over. It got better and better each time! Charlton Heston's voice added so much life to the man's arguements with wife and his feelings about what was happening to him.
Bogdan
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
My first encounter with this great writer.

I like the majority of the stories here. The first one the most, that gave the name of the volume, a well made drama, also the last one, The Short And Happy Life Of Francis Macomber, a funny tale, in wich I was curios how will it end it, and I`m glad that I wasn`t dissapointed by the very good and unexpected choice, indeed.

Solid stuff!
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Vanja Šušnjar Čanković
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ono što mi se najviše sviđa kod Hemingveja je to što je iz samog života crpio svu svoju umjetničku inspiraciju i što to apsolutno nikad nije krio, zatim njegova jednostavnost i svojevrstan minimalizam, te uloga i snaga dijaloga njegovih likova. Neke priče su baš upečatljive, neke nas ostave žedne kraja usljed naprasnog prekida radnje.
Ali
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
برف های کیلیمانجارو نویسنده ارنست همینگوی ترجمه علی حسنی فرد
Luzmila♡
Reto #24 PopSugar 2018: Un libro con un elemento del clima en el título.

Es la novela más extraña que leí en mi vida hahah, voy a tener que releerlo unas cuantas veces antes de entenderlo todo perfectamente😂 pero estuvo bien y entretenido, el tipo estaba re pirado, pobre mujer😂
Ana Dumitrache
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un narator pesimist, distrus și copleșit de gânduri și regrete: ce nu a apucat să facă, ce a făcut greșit, ce mai poate îndrepta. O introspecție asupra unei vieți de artisit, de reporter de război, de iubit, de prieten și de om. Hemingway merită citit și descoperit, durerea și neliniștea sunt atât de bine transmise, încât par palpabile.
Joana
Dec 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: american-ones
Foi a primeira vez que li Hemingway e, por isso, este livro foi uma espécie de introdução à sua escrita e temática. Senti ao longo da leitura que uma grande e bela amizade se estava a formar entre nós e, curiosamente senti um pouco de Bukowski nestes seus pequenos contos (depois mais tarde, vim a descobrir que Hemingway foi uma grande influência para Charles Bukowski).

Um livro composto por pequenos contos onde a escrita de Hemingway se consolida à medida que avançamos na leitura. Fiquei curiosa
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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
“I'd like to destroy you a few times in bed.” 40 likes
“Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai 'Ngaje Ngai', the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcas of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.” 34 likes
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