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The Old Man and the Sea #2020

The Old Man and the Sea It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal a relentless agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream Using the simple powerful language of a fable Hemingway

  • Title: The Old Man and the Sea
  • Author: Ernest Hemingway
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Old Man and the Sea By Ernest Hemingway, It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth century classic.

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    1. Oh, my good lord in heaven Cut your line, land your boat and go to McDonald s Just as in the case of The Great Gatsby, I understand the book Yes, I know it changed the way American writers write I also understand that it celebrates the ridiculous American idea that you re only a REAL man if you ve done something entirely purposeless, but really dangerous, in pursuit of making yourself look like the bull with the biggest sexual equipment Get over it, already Go home and clean out the refrigerator [...]

    2. My very first time reading Papa and I absolutely LOVED IT Sometimes the experience you have with a book can be effected by many things beyond the narrative itself, and I think that is certainly the case here While I believe I would have loved this story regardless, there is no doubt that the stars aligned themselves perfectly to make this a singularly special read for me.Let me explainLast year, I was in Napa with my wife and two of our best friends celebrating my oh shit 40th birthday It was th [...]

    3. I read this as a young man and was disappointed It didn t work for me I thought it was about a crazy old man gone off the reservation, picking a fight with an innocent fish while ranting about the New York Yankees I would like to take the great DiMaggio fishing They say his father was a fisherman.I picked it up again, after the passage of some years, and found it incredibly poignant It s a simple story There s an old man, Santiago, who is a fisherman fallen on hard times He is cared for by a you [...]

    4. There isn t any symbolism The sea is the sea The old man is an old man The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish The sharks are all sharks no better and no worse All the symbolism that people say is shit What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know Ernest Hemingway

    5. It is intimidating to offer a truly critical look at such a classic, so we will ease into it with a few images The GOP has offered us a ready made item to begin this list, and yes, I know that John Stewart already snagged this one and threw it back.I turned up a visual art concept that fits in, for a restaurant based on EH themes Although I did not sit for this photo, the resemblance is indeed strikingAnd, of courseThe Old Man and the Cee Lo.I suppose am certain there are plenty images one migh [...]

    6. My children and I were crossing a bridge in Rome Our senses were acutely sharpened We were aware of each minute spent in this capital of human storytelling, of the neverending drama of human culture and nature in interaction and in occasional clashes Looking out over the river, my son and I spot the sorry remains of a boat, just the bare metal frame without any flesh , and we instinctively say at the same time Hemingway s old man We look at each other, smile at our simultaneous association, and [...]

    7. The wolves will comeI started this in high spirits as my updates show fifth re read, how thrilling it is to plumb new depths in old wells of wisdom But, as I read on towards the last few pages, I couldn t shake the feeling that this is Moby Dick set in an alternate universe.In this alternate universe The Giant Leviathan is a noble, unseen fish steady and without malice.Captain Ahab is transformed into a gentle, wise old zen master Santiago a humble fisherman with no legendary crew to command and [...]

    8. Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the masters of American 20th century fiction Garnering from his life experiences, his novels reflect on his time as a newspaper reporter and correspondent in a Europe during both the inner war and war years A member of the lost generation, Hemingway was the first of his group to have a major work published In addition to all of the accolades bestowed upon him, Hemingway is considered along Steinbeck to be a master storyteller, especially of short stories The [...]

    9. 521 The Old Man and The Sea, Ernest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Bimini, Bahamas, and published in 1952 It was the last major work of fiction by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime One of his most famous works, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cuba In 1953, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitze [...]

    10. My big fish must be somewhere.Many years ago when I read The Old Man and the Sea I thought it was going nowhere, that it was too simple and ordinary to be of any consequence On a second reading, however, my view changed and I ended up loving it What I mistook for repetition was a literary device for emphasis and the boat, like the story, that I judged to be unmoving in the rolling seas was caught in a whirlpool churning the waters in its depth so that the boat and the old man at the sea were nev [...]

    11. Cuando yo era chico, a la edad de diez a os, acostumbraba a acompa ar a mi pap a pescar A m no me gustaba la pesca, pero me encantaba verlo a l en todo el esplendor de su pasi n Mi padre era carpintero, pero los domingos acostumbraba a subir a su lancha Gui Fer II que hab a reconstruido era un bote de salvamento de un viejo barco pesquero llamado Cristo Rey y pasaba toda la ma ana y la tarde pescando en su querida laguna Brava.Una tarde, nos llev a un lugar m s lejano llamado La cueva del tigre [...]

    12. A masterpiece Like a fable, this has become a part of our cultural consciousness Santiago s simple heroism is a benchmark for all who persevere and endure.

    13. 3.5 stars but rounding it up because it s my first review for the new year Happy 2016, Goodreaders No one should be alone in their old age But it is unavoidable And so the old man went to the ocean alone on his skiff to catch some fish but ended up being caught by the big fish instead, a fish so big, it controlled the skiff and took its own course at the sea The big question is why didn t the old man just let go of the fish It would have made his life easier He was wise wasn t he But again, who [...]

    14. So, reading this book was my personal penance for reading a rather silly YA fantasy freebie, Obsidian If I read something particularly shallow and brainless, I try to balance it out with a classic or something that makes me actually use my brain cells.At first Hemingway s typical simple, spare prose and his testosterone fueled values were getting on my nerves Digression here one of the funnier things I ve read was a piece on McSweeney s titled Toto s Africa by Ernest Hemingway If you know 80s po [...]

    15. The Old Man and the AllegoryThis book might just be an allegory of Darwinist Capitalism and the survival of the most aggressive and hungry in the world of corporate enterprise and rivalry.Hey, What s the Big Idea It describes what it feels like to have one big idea or to invent something for which the market is not ready.You struggle and wrestle with your big fish for ages, until in your mind you have caught it and perfected the way to reel it in, nobody is watching when you start the journey ba [...]

    16. You have control over only your karma never on its fruits So because of concern over the fruits of your karma, never shirk from it This is most probably the most quoted, used, misused, praised and maligned verse from the Bhagavad Gita, where Lord Krishna instructs Arjuna on the Karma yoga It has been praised as the epitome of virtue to do your duty regardless of the consequences it has been severely criticised as the upper caste Hindu spiritual drug to force a person to follow his caste duties w [...]

    17. On the first glance, The Old Man and the Sea is a very simple story about a Cuban fisherman fighting against a giant marlin On the second glance it is still a very simple story You won t find any complex characters in this story, you won t find even the smallest trace of complexity One can try to find symbolisms in this story and will most likely succeed , but as Ernest Hemingway said himself There isn t any symbolism The sea is the sea The old man is an old man The boy is a boy and the fish is [...]

    18. The tail, excuse me, The tale of an elderly fisherman and his not so good friend , a 1,500 lbs marlin They meet for lunch and immediately fight over the menu he wants the fish , as the main course This disagreement causes some friction Boys will be boys So eventually, the two, decide to take a long leisurely voyage , to cool off What harm can happen Imagine, Cain and Abel , without the brotherly love

    19. This was my very first Hemingway and I loved it However, I am not sure if it broke me for future Hemingway novels This one was so perfect in its simpleness When I got to other Hemingway novels it was almost like there was too much in them I wanted the basics of this book again That is not to say that I have not enjoyed his other books, but if I had read the others first and wasn t tempted to compare them to this, I would have rated them higher.So, if you want to read lots of Hemingway, maybe don [...]

    20. After eighty five fishless days, Santiago hooks than he bargained for Can he battle everything the sea throws at him to land his prize In the interest of reading a wider variety of things, I snapped this up like an eighteen foot marlin bites a baited hook It was definitely worth a read.The Old Man and the Sea is the tale of an Old Man And a Sea It s man vs nature at its finest Hemingway s language is spare but very powerful I felt every wound and heartbreak along with Santiago and was nearly as [...]

    21. My first Hemingway, that I had looked forward to seeing And positive results, with a very good read, carried around Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman who has caught further fish for eighty seven days, and decided the next day to attempt once to conquer the ocean.And from there, we follow three days of struggle, fury and battle the old man facing a huge fish, sturgeon it finally so close to this human, that will express the same feelings and that will eventually move the fisherman Finally, the fi [...]

    22. Sad book Read it, but know it is sad.This is probably written at about a 4th grade reading level, and the audience is at least that broad.I ll spare you the christ imagery chit chat.Why did Ernest Hemingway cross the road To die In the rain.

    23. Maybe I m being a little dim in not appreciating something this important I m not appreciating the importance of this book But I can only look at it through my eyes I can only relate my reading experience.The book covers 4 days or so of the Old Man s life as a fisherman Like many books from that period namely from American authors the major events are glossed over It s a style that has not survived the passage of other influences.This book could have been one of those books that are hated by stu [...]

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