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Across the River and into the Trees

Across the River and into the Trees By Ernest Hemingway Across the River and into the Trees HEMINGWAY S POIGNANT TALE OF A LOVE FOUND TOO LATE Set in Venice at the close of World War II Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story of a middle aged American colonel scarred b

  • Title: Across the River and into the Trees
  • Author: Ernest Hemingway
  • ISBN: 9780684825533
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Across the River and into the Trees By Ernest Hemingway HEMINGWAY S POIGNANT TALE OF A LOVE FOUND TOO LATE Set in Venice at the close of World War II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story of a middle aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him It is a love so overpowerinHEMINGWAY S POIGNANT TALE OF A LOVE FOUND TOO LATE Set in Venice at the close of World War II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story of a middle aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him It is a love so overpowering and spontaneous that it revitalizes the man s spirit and encourages him to dream of a future, even though he knows that there can be no hope for long Spanning a matter of hours, Across the River and into the Trees is tender and moving, yet tragic in the inexorable shadow of what must come.
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    1. David Lentz on said:

      When Hemingway wrote this novel, he may have known that his masterpieces were behind him Although this novel is a lesser work, there are moments of tenderness, poignancy and power crafted in his trademark miminalist style that linger The novel concerns a retired Army Colonel, who has fought in brutal combat, near the end of his life and is desperately in love with a much younger woman To me the woman signified the Colonel s lost youth and the relationship may take on new meaning if one views it [...]

    2. Louis on said:

      I loved this book But then again I read it in Verona Porta Nuova station after visiting Venice, waiting for a night train to Paris, in the rain, and I think this may well be the best book to read in Verona Porta Nuova station after visiting Venice, waiting for a night train to Paris, in the rain.

    3. Emilio Berra on said:

      Un vecchio di cinquant anniQuesto libro, scritto da Hemingway a distanza di dieci anni da Per chi suona la campana e venti da Addio alle armi , ambientato in una Venezia invernale.Racconta una storia d a fra un colonnello cinquantenne, di precaria salute, e una diciannovenne ricchissima e molto aristocratica, splendente di giovinezza e di slanciata bellezza.E interessante sapere che il colonnello ha la stessa et dell autore al momento della stesura dell opera Conoscendo alcuni tratti del caratte [...]

    4. Chrissie on said:

      Remember for me a three star book IS definitely worth reading I know Hemingway is not for everyone, but I like his writing style I don t read his books for plot I read them for the lines, for his ability to express complicated things simply and for his ability to capture the inherent differences between the sexes Differences there are There are two principle characters in this novel Colonel Richard Cantwell and his lover Renata He is fifty one She is nineteen He is masculine He is brusque, downr [...]

    5. Jacob Overmark on said:

      Is it possible to love a book just for the atmosphere it creates, the pictures you get when reading it Certainly There was, and still is, a lot of pressure and expectations to any Hemmingway novel True, some are better ones and some are not quite up to the standard you would wish for from such an acclaimed author But, who am I to judge how an author s life should be allowed to influence his works In Across the River and into the Trees Hemmingway hits a remarkably melancholic tone, a tone I recog [...]

    6. André on said:

      Uma classifica o de tr s estrelas pode querer dizer muitas coisas diferentes No caso deste livro, quer apenas dizer que isto n o o melhor que Hemingway tem para nos oferecer Se, por azar, algu m um dia decidir enveredar pelo autor tendo como ponto de partida Na Outra Margem, Entre as rvores, estou certo de que nunca mais o querer ler na vida.Agora, para um cliente da casa , como o caso, a an lise outra Este livro n o mau, assim como, na minha suspeita opini o, nenhum livro de Hemingway consegue [...]

    7. Bart on said:

      This novel is positively dreadful One of the ten worst I ve read In homage to The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms, one gives Hem the benefit of the doubt, believing he never would have published this disaster in any but short story form had he been alive when it was released to the public This novel didn t have 50 pages worth reading.You are my one and last and true love, and I love you truly If Hemingway would have written anything that bad in his prime, he surely wouldn t have repeated i [...]

    8. Luís C. on said:

      It is the book s locale or terrain, in Hemingway parlance which is so appealing I m talking about Venice, the Gritti Palace Hotel, and Harry s Bar In Across the River, Hemingway described these places referentially As a backdrop, they are wonderful The problem is the novel itself the narration, the dialogue, and the story, such as it is Across the River is Hemingway s response to World War II and to where he found himself, half a century old, in the war s aftermath.Source takimag article across_ [...]

    9. Daniel Villines on said:

      Second Reading December 2014Yes, this book is not very good probably two stars at best And within the context of itself, that is all it s worth But I found to this book within the context of what I ve come to know about Hemingway, which is just enough to be a danger to my own integrity.By 1950, at the time of Across the River s publication, Hemingway had lived a hard life He sustained injuries during his participation in three wars and he routinely abused himself through his excessive intake of [...]

    10. Kathy on said:

      What did you do in the war, Daddy I was a pervy old man who wanted to sleep with young girls I suppose if I were a man having a midlife crisis, I might have enjoyed this book I don t know who else would Jeremy Clarkson, perhaps It s after the war An American soldier in his fifties checks in to a hotel in Venice He goes out to dinner with a nineteen year old girl Next morning they have breakfast and go shopping He checks out of the hotel He goes and shoots a few ducks He dies.That s it Oh, yes, a [...]

    11. Evi * on said:

      Era da qualche tempo che mi frullava per la testa di tornare a rileggere Hemingway, pensavo di optare per Fiesta che per me sarebbe stata comunque una rilettura, ma poi mi giunto un suggerimento da una persona conosciuta questa estate che mi ha fatto propendere per Di l dal fiume e tra gli alberi Tornando dalla Croazia ho trascorso un giorno a Jesolo, da amici veneti e non so come si cominciato a parlare di libri.Ovvio che, su sei adulti e vaccinati nessuno era lettore.Mi sentivo come un pigmeo [...]

    12. Paula M. on said:

      A narrativa come a com uma ca a aos patos Hemingway coloca o presente da ac o neste momento Tudo o resto passado, ou melhor, tudo o que o escritor regista a seguir passado mais ou menos recente o fim de semana com a jovem e bella Contessa, em Veneza, e a II GM A ca ada permite ao Coronel , um homem de meia idade, mergulhar nos seus pensamentos e recordar Na maioria destas p ginas , Cantwell n o vive, recorda Atrav s do seu mundo interior ficamos a conhecer as emo es provocadas pela experi ncia d [...]

    13. Mattia Ravasi on said:

      My Top 5 Hemingway BooksOffers a wonderful portrayal of post War Venice as a place of thriving life and a symbol of death Also, one of Hemingway s most delicate love stories Also sex on a moving gondola

    14. Célia Loureiro on said:

      Opini o H aquela lista de escritores incontorn vel para qualquer pessoa que goste de ler E o Hemingway encontra se entre eles S lendo ficamos a conhecer os motivos pelos quais algum autor elogiado, mas de vez em quando tamb m se d o caso de n o compreender de todo o frufru em torno de determinada obra liter ria criador liter rio Li o como se jamais algu m tivesse dito que ele um dos maiores escritores do nosso tempo, o que por vezes pode confundir se com procurar lhe defeitos De in cio isso acon [...]

    15. K.M. Weiland on said:

      There s something about this book On the one hand, it definitely suffers from all the problems that other reviewers have mentioned It s pretty lightweight in the plot department, the dialogue is droningly repetitious at times as Hemingway s dialogue often is , and you can t help but feel as one often does while reading Hemingway that the author is up on his personal soapbox, foaming away But there s still a lot of stuff in this book Aside from the obvious portraits of May December romance, a man [...]

    16. Robert Lashley on said:

      Across The River and Through The Trees, Ernest Hemingway s fifth novel, was published to a perfect storm of critical derision and Justly so To a generation haunted by war, Hemingway created a colonel who bragged of killing 122 To an era still traumatized by Hiroshima and Dresden, he wrote of war in scenery flowery enough to be obscene To a culture grappling with the experiences of blacks and Jews, he name checked a confederate general and forgot one of the most significant reasons World War II w [...]

    17. Tony Taylor on said:

      I read most of this fictional story about an American colonel in Venice shortly after WWII, but after a time the dialog was too boring, so I decided to read the last two pages and put it down As it turned out upon reading the end, the story concluded on a very predictable path.I would not say that this was one of Hemingway s better novels By the way, this book was published in 1950, not in 1920 as is shown on the resource site.

    18. Asghar Abbas on said:

      Simple IS genius No one does the Iceberg Theory better than Hemingway himself, whatever that is Hemingway penned this book in his usual minimalist style and it was panned by the critics and readers alike upon its initial release After being snubbed by everyone, Hemingway returned in full form with the Old Man and the Sea, which won the Nobel Prize for fiction But I luhv luhv this book Or I pretend to Strangely enough, it reminds me of the vastly underrated Mario Puzo s infinitely superior debut [...]

    19. Ryan on said:

      Much like Islands in the Stream, Across the River and into the Trees is one of Hemingway s later books that just doesn t quite pass muster There are kernels of quality sporadically peppered throughout the story but it just cannot compare with his earlier works The story itself centers around an old soldier named Richard Cantwell right after or possibly during the capitulation of Germany near the end of World War II Richard s fighting days are over, and with a failing heart he returns to his adop [...]

    20. Luke Marsden on said:

      This is a novel full of beauty laced with melancholy It is, fittingly, set in Venice, itself an ancient and beautiful city that is slowly sinking into the sea In part, it is a lament about the impossibility of going back to your youth once it is gone, but it is also a lesson in savouring what you have, a tribute to experience, and about knowing how to appreciate life in all its infinite subtlety Cantwell is a WWII veteran who, knowing that he has not long left to live, has made his peace with th [...]

    21. Jay on said:

      Starting in the 1930s, through the 1940s and into the early 1950s, the critics turned a bit on Hemingway They perpetuated the sense that, as an artist, he was often unsuccessfully struggling to match the quality of his earliest works that he may have slipped slightly south of genius as one reviewer wrote While For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 and The Old Man and the Sea 1952 garnered praise, other published works like two of his non fiction pieces Death in the Afternoon 1932 and The Green Hill of Af [...]

    22. Alex Pler on said:

      Qu les ocurre a las personas que se quieren Supongo que tienen lo que sea que tengan, y son m s afortunadas que los dem s Luego uno de ellos se queda vac a para siempre.

    23. Laura on said:

      Free download available at Faded Page.An American colonel is visiting the Adriatic coast shortly after World War II He has much to think about, including a young Italian woman named Renata.

    24. David Highton on said:

      Set in Venice not long after World War II, a fifty year old American Colonel, who also fought with the Italians against the Austrians in the Great War, is in his favourite city and deeply in love with an 18 year old Contessa The Contessa is intrigued by his stories of the war, recounted in with a bitterness towards the commanders many kilometres behind the action Hemingway writes in his spare but deep intense style, with no wasted words, but with a great deal of poignancy Very moving.

    25. Squire on said:

      Not as wise and knowing as For Whom the Bell Tolls nor as affecting as the romance in A Farewell to Arms, this book still manages to hit all the high notes of Hemingway s minimalist style It also features the internal dialogs that the above mentioned works do not have.Across the River and into the Trees presents the Hemingway hero hard drinking, hard loving, game hunting, man of action in the unusual situation of having made it through life s scrapes alive He s lived and loved passionately, but [...]

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