The Torrents Of Spring
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The Torrents Of Spring : A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race

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Subtitled 'A Romantic Novel in Honour of the Passing of a Great Race', The Torrents of Spring - Hemingway's second published work - wonderfully parodies the themes and styles of the 'great race' of writers of his generation.

Spring is coming to the small towns of Michigan, but the snow still covers the land when Scripps O'Neil sets of for Chicago, decides to stop a while in Petoskey, and meets up with Yogi Johnson. Their bizarre stories are a brilliant satire on conventional fiction. The characters they meet are absurd and yet strangely familiar. Short, fast-paced, funny, The Torrents of Spring throws light on Hemingway's later work - and is a delight to read. Here we can see the developing talent of one of the great novelists of the twentieth century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 8mm | 73g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099909502
  • 9780099909507
  • 94,867

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Extraordinary tour de force ... For perhaps the first time in our literature, a kind of anti-Western Western
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Extraordinary tour de force ... For perhaps the first time in our literature, a kind of anti-Western Western -- Leslie A. Fiedler Hemingway gave the century a way of making literary art that dealt with the remarkable violence of our time. He listened and watched and invented the language - using the power, the terror, of silences - with which we could name ourselves * New York Times Book Review *
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About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899 as the son of a doctor and the second of six children. After a stint as an ambulance driver at the Italian front, Hemingway came home to America in 1919, only to return to the battlefield - this time as a reporter on the Greco-Turkish war - in 1922. Resigning from journalism to focus on his writing instead, he moved to Paris where he renewed his earlier friendship with fellow American expatriates such as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Through the years, Hemingway travelled widely and wrote avidly, becoming an internationally recognized literary master of his craft. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.
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3,638 ratings
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2 19% (677)
1 6% (215)
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