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Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises (1926). Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). Hemingway: “Unless you have geography, background, you have nothing.” - George Antheil, Bad Boy of Music , (New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co.,1945), p. 278. Hemingway during WWI.

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Ernest hemingway the sun also rises 1926

Ernest HemingwayThe Sun Also Rises (1926)


Ernest hemingway 1899 1961
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

Hemingway: “Unless you have geography, background, you have nothing.”

- George Antheil, Bad Boy of Music, (New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co.,1945), p. 278


Hemingway during wwi
Hemingway during WWI

  • Worked as ambulance driver for the Red Cross in Italy in 1918

  • Wounded by shell and machine-gun fire

  • Admitted to hospital four days before his nineteenth birthday

  • Falls in love with nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky


Hemingway s circle
Hemingway’s Circle

Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, July 1925


Hemingway and truth
Hemingway and Truth

  • Hemingway: “A writer’s job to tell the truth”.

  • He believed that fiction could be “realer than real”.


Romero s truthful art
Romero’s truthful art

“Romero never made any contortions, always it was straight and pure and natural in line. The others twisted themselves like corkscrews, their elbows raised, and leaned against the flanks of the bull after his horns had passed, to give a fake look of danger. Afterward, all that was faked turned bad and gave an unpleasant feeling. Romero’s bull-fighting gave real emotion.”

- Ernest Hemingway, Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises, (London: Vintage, 2000 [1926]), p. 148


Gertrude stein the lost generation
Gertrude Stein, ‘The Lost Generation’

Novel’s Epigraphs:

  • Gertrude Stein: “You are all a lost generation”

  • Ecclesiastes: “One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever . . . the sun also ariseth”

Gertrude Stein with Hemingway’s son Jack in Paris, 1924


Mythic parallels
Mythic parallels

Jake says, “I lay awake thinking and my mind jumping around. . . . Then all of a sudden I started to cry. Then after a while it was better . . . and then I went to sleep”.

- Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises, p. 27

Odysseus’s plight in the Odyssey: “My spirit was broken within me, and I wept as I sat on the bed. . . . But when I had my fill of weeping and writhing, then I made answer”.

- Quoted in Carlos Baker, Hemingway: The Writer As Artist, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 1990), p. 88


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