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The Sun Also Rises is the first novel written by American writer Ernest Hemingway. The story revolves around a group of post-World War 1 “Lost Generation” American expatriates who travel from Paris to Pamplona for the San Fermin festival to watch the bullfights and the famous running of the bulls. The plot primarily circles around a doomed love story between Jake Barnes, a man made impotent when injured in the war, and the lovely and promiscuous Lady Brett Ashley. Hemingway’s writing is understated and especially powerful, clearly based on his own experience with his own circle of friends in an age of decadence and disillusionment. Other themes include the emergence of the new liberated woman, the spectacle of bull fighting, and the nature of masculinity. Published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises is one of Hemingway’s most famous novels, and our personal favorite.
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Ernest Hemingway is one of the most famous American writers, known for his adventurous lifestyle, his love of bull fighting, and for several classics in American literature. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Click here to learn more about Ernest Hemingway.
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GREAT QUOTES FROM THE SUN ALSO RISES
“Each time he let the bull pass so close that the man and the bull and the cape that filled and pivoted ahead of the bull were all one sharply etched mass. It was all so slow and so controlled. It was as though he were rocking the bull to sleep. He made four veronicas like that ... and came away toward the applause, his hand on his hip, his cape on his arm, and the bull watching his back going away."
"Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
"Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?”
“Perhaps as you went along you did learn something. I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what it was all about.”
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