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The Green Hills of Africa [Bulgarian]

The Green Hills of Africa [Bulgarian]

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[This edition is in Bulgarian.] His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway’s lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway’s well-known interest in—and

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[This edition is in Bulgarian.] His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway’s lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway’s well-known interest in—and fascination with—big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Yet Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, and of the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man. Hemingway’s rich description of the beauty and strangeness of the land and his passion for the sport of hunting combine to give Green Hills of Africa the freshness and immediacy of a deeply felt personal experience that is the hallmark of the greatest travel writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451682922
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
558,531
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 21, 1899
Date of Death:
July 2, 1961
Place of Birth:
Oak Park, Illinois
Place of Death:
Ketchum, Idaho

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Green Hills of Africa 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although not as bleak as 'Snows of Kilimanjaro,' Hemingway took a decidedly non-glamorous view of big game hunting in Africa. His descriptions, as always, were first-rate. He wrote with the eye of a journalist, keenly aware of the details and vanity of his rival hunters in their quest for the big game of Africa. With his accurate descriptions of the terrain and the caravan of porters, he makes one feel a part of the procession as the various hunts unfold. I have always liked Hemingway when he is at his clean, non-melodramatic best.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Well worth the read if one is open minded enough to finish it. Yes, there are parts about hunting, and if that offends then too bad. The story takes place in 1933 Africa. It does take quite a while for Hemingway to get to his summation of man's place on earth and the balance between the earth and humanity, but in retrospect, his entire experience helped him solidify his belief.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first Hemingway book. I look forward to reading more of his books.
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He was an alcoholic besides being badly wounded during war i would think that would have cured him of wanting to kill everything in sight poor husband and worse father and a writer who had not any imagination just declarative sentences as if were sendibg ten words or less telegrams dont let the movies fool you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She licked Fatalpaws ear. "Hey! Congrats" she wa excited o be a mentor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He cheered the new warriors names.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He cheered and Aza howled
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*looks on wistfully* Soon I'll be an apprentice, and then be the best warrior ever!