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ISBN13: 9780684801292
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His second major venture into nonfiction (after andlt;Iandgt;Death in the Afternoon,andlt;/Iandgt; 1932), andlt;Iandgt;Green Hills of Africaandlt;/Iandgt; 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 andlt;Iandgt;Green Hills of Africaandlt;/Iandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; Hemingway's rich description of the beauty and strangeness of the land and his passion for the sport of hunting combine to give andlt;Iandgt;Green Hills of Africaandlt;/Iandgt; the freshness and immediacy of a deeply felt personal experience that is the hallmark of the greatest travel writing.

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Hemingway's first venture into nonfiction, Green Hills of Africa chronicles his adventures on safari in the early 1930s and brings to life the beauty of the wilderness that was, even then, threatened by the incursion of man. Woodcuts, scattered throughout the book, add another dimension to this view of the hard-edged, rugged world of wild Africa.

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Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers; like Mark Twain, Hemingway is one of those rare authors most people know about, whether they have read him or not. The difference is that Twain, with his white suit, ubiquitous cigar, and easy wit, survives in the public imagination as a basically, lovable figure, while the deeply imprinted image of Hemingway as rugged and macho has been much less universally admired, for all his fame. Hemingway has been regarded less as a writer dedicated to his craft than as a man of action who happened to be afflicted with genius. When he won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Time magazine reported the news under Heroes rather than Books and went on to describe the author as "a globe-trotting expert on bullfights, booze, women, wars, big game hunting, deep sea fishing, and courage." Hemingway did in fact address all those subjects in his books, and he acquired his expertise through well-reported acts of participation as well as of observation; by going to all the wars of his time, hunting and fishing for great beasts, marrying four times, occasionally getting into fistfights, drinking too much, and becoming, in the end, a worldwide celebrity recognizable for his signature beard and challenging physical pursuits.

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megcampbell3, November 2, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
In "Green Hills of Africa", it seems that Hemingway perfectly captures the energies of a safari—the thrill of waiting and tracking, the blood-rush at the spotting of the prey, triggers pulled; clean shots, bad shots, long horns, short horns: it's all there in the story. The rhythm in this book is not always typical Hemingway. Long, running paragraphs are punctuated by the dialog he is known for writing. "Green Hills of Africa" is as much about being a writer and inhabiting the world as it is about hunting. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684801292
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Hunting
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Biographical fiction
Subject:
Hunting -- Kenya.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
2972
Publication Date:
February 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B/W LINE DWGS T/O;WOODCUTS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.135 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Hemingway's first venture into nonfiction, Green Hills of Africa chronicles his adventures on safari in the early 1930s and brings to life the beauty of the wilderness that was, even then, threatened by the incursion of man. Woodcuts, scattered throughout the book, add another dimension to this view of the hard-edged, rugged world of wild Africa.
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