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Seán Hemingway on The Sun Also Rises

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ernest Hemingway's first novel, The Sun Also Rises, is the quintessential story of the Lost Generation. The story follows Lady Brett Ashley and Jake Barnes and their carousing friends from the nightclubs of 1920s Paris to the bull fights in Spain. It looks at the disillusionment of the post-World War I generation,  but, at its heart, the novel is about unrequited love. Ernest Hemingway’s grandson, Seán Hemingway, will be here to discuss a new edition of the novel—and the early drafts and notes that show the author’s process. Leave your questions for him by leaving a comment, below!

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Sean Hemingway

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Comments [3]

pennywhistler from Trenton

"at its heart, the novel is about unrequited love"

At it's heart it is about anti-semitism and other forms of class snobbery that just happens to be set in an exotic location.

Jul. 25 2014 01:04 PM
DC from Sunset Park

Has Mr. Hemingway ever met that infamous impersonator of his Grandfather's, commonly seen in Spain according to James Michener's Iberia, Kenneth Vanderford?

Jul. 23 2014 01:50 PM
jim douglas from Ocean Grove, NJ

Elucidate the influence of Joyce and Fitzgerald on Hemingway at this time, specifically regarding the character of Robert Cohn, a Jew like Joyce's Bloom and a writer from Princeton like Fitzgerald.

Jul. 23 2014 11:23 AM

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