The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world In the summer of 1925, Earnest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway's legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess.
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"This audiobook tells the story of how Hemingway got the idea for his breakthrough novel--and created the literary persona that would define him for the rest of his life. Narrator Jonathan Davis's deep, authoritative voice fits the material well. In 1925, Hemingway and his compadres found their way to Spain to see the running of the bulls. The bacchanal that followed formed the basis of the novel, and the rest is history. Davis reads a bit too slowly, seeming lethargic rather than lively. He also needs to vary his tone more and commit more thoroughly to the character voices he creates. However, Hemingway was seen as the ultimate man's man, and Davis's timbre supports that proposition. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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