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Islands in the Stream

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Dividedintothreeparts,IslandsintheStreamisHemingway'slastwork,originallypublishedposthumouslyin1970,nineyearsafterhisdeath.ThomasHudsonisanartistandadventurer.Inthe1930s,HudsonislivingintheBiminiIslandsintheGulfStream.Separatedfromhissonsformostoftheyearbytheircontrollingmother,Hudsonlivesalifecarvedoutbytherollingwavesoftheseaandthecurrentsofthetide.Whenhissonscometovisittheisland,Hudsonisforcedtocometotermswithhisunfamiliarroleasafather.ThiscompellingnovelfollowsHudson'sevolutionfromcontemplativeartisttoantisubmarineadventurerduringWWII.Hudsonmustfacetheharshrealitiesoflifeanddeath,alongsideacastofcolourfulandvividcharacters,inwar-timeCubaandatsea.DrawingonHemingway'sownexperiences,IslandsintheStreamcombinesoneofhismostcomplexandtroubledcharacterswithhismostexquisitedescriptionsofnature,inanovelrichinbothreflectionandaction.
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ISBN-13: 9780099586630
ISBN-10: 0099586630
Pagini: 464
Dimensiuni: 131 x 198 x 35 mm
Greutate: 0.33 kg
Editura: Random House
Colecția Arrow Books

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ErnestMillerHemingwaywasborninChicagoin1899,thesonofadoctorandthesecondofsixchildren.AfterastintasanambulancedriverattheItalianfront,HemingwaycamehometoAmericain1919,onlytoreturntothebattlefield-thistimeasareporterontheGreco-Turkishwar-in1922.Resigningfromjournalismtofocusonhiswritinginstead,hemovedtoPariswhereherenewedhisearlierfriendshipwithfellowAmericanexpatriatessuchasEzraPoundandGertrudeStein.Throughtheyears,Hemingwaytravelledwidelyandwroteavidly,becominganinternationallyrecognizedliterarymasterofhiscraft.HereceivedtheNobelPrizeforLiteraturein1954,followingthepublicationofTheOldManandtheSea.Hediedin1961.

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"ManyoftheepisodescontainthemostexcitingandeffectivewritingHemingwayhaseverdone."--JohnW.AldridgeSaturdayReview"ThisbookcontainssomeofthebestofHemingway'sdescriptionsofnautre:thewavesbreakingwhiteandgreenonthereefoffthecoastofCuba;thebeautyofthemorningonthedeepwater;thehermitcrabsandlandcrabsandghostcrabs;abigbarracudastalkingmullet;aheronflyingwithhiswhitewingsoverthegreenwater;theibisandflamingoesandspoonbills,thelastofthesebeautifulwiththesharproseoftheircolor;themosquitoesincloudsfromthemarshes;thewaterthatcurledandblewunderthelashofthewind;thesculpturethatthewindandsandhadmadeofapieceofdriftwood,grayandsandedandembeddedinwhite,flourysand."--EdmundWilsonSaturdayReview