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Islands in the Stream

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ISBN13: 9780684837871
ISBN10: 0684837870
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A LATER CLASSIC FROM AMERICA'S PREMIER FICTION WRITER

First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer — a man much like Hemingway himself. Beginning in the 1930s, Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson, from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II. Hemingway is at his mature best in this beguiling tale.

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In this classic novel, Hemingway created the fascinating character Thomas Hudson, tracing his life from his years as a painter in Bimini in the 1930s through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II.

About the Author

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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lukas, June 6, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Did you know that the Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers song is based on this book? Just kidding.
Can you judge a book that was released posthumously? Hemingway was maybe the brand name American writer of the 20th century writer and someone realized there was lots of money to be made by publishing more of his books, which also includes "A Moveable Feast" (my favorite of his), "The Dangerous Summer," and "The Garden of Eden."
Published in 1970, this three-part novel feels like a parody of Hemingway and you could enjoy yourself by playing a drinking game (I'd suggest rum) by drinking every time a stereotypically Hemingway thing happens: drinking, fishing, half-assed philosophizing, casual sexism, swearing, submarine hunting, and manly men doing manly things. Coming in at over 400 pages, "Islands" is the opposite of his celebrated stripped down, blunt style. It's bloated, overwritten, and just plain bad in parts, like when he writes about the "rich whore smell." Ha! On the plus side, I discovered a new drink, the Tomini, which is gin, coconut water, bitters, and lime, although I'd sub rum for gin and give it a better name, like the Island Papa . Cheers.
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Daniel Anderson, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Daniel Anderson)
Excellent book! Hemingway is an excellent writer. A must read for anyone who is a big fan of him.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684837871
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
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General
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Literary
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Fiction
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Classics
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American fiction (fictional works by one author)
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Adventure stories
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Cuba
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Americans
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Bimini Islands
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General Fiction
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General Fiction
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Autobiographical fiction
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Americans - Bahamas - Bimini Islands
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Literature-A to Z
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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 Description:
B102
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
December 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 11.9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this classic novel, Hemingway created the fascinating character Thomas Hudson, tracing his life from his years as a painter in Bimini in the 1930s through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II.
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