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The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Miller Hemingway
This is an Egyptian edition of one of the most internationally celebrated works of fiction, Hemingways The old Man and the Sea. A Pulitzer-award and - Noble-prize winner, this work has cer- tainly become so extensively known all over the world, receiving a myriad of critical studies and translations. Hemingway himself could have never imagined such a sweeping success for his novel- la, devised while temporarily staying (for a few weeks) at a fishing village in Cuba. It is not simply the story of a big fish catch, but it is the story of a touching human relationship between old age and younghood, not to mention its highly philosophical message that it carries. All this, apart from other equally significant factors, makes Hemingways work worth reading and contemplating.
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November's pick for our Tequila Mockingbird book club and as I've been rereading this I'm pleasantly surprised that I'm actually enjoying it this time.

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jash_v
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Genre: Literary Fiction
Dare Started: October 7,2019
Date Finished: October 7, 2019
How did you choose this book: This book was recommended by one of my friends, and they said that the author is good at writing.
Summary: This book is about an old man who set out to the seas and for 84 days he comes home empty handed. On the 85th day, his bad luck ended as a big fish was caught but he cannot pull it in. Instead, the fish begins to pull the boat.

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bhargav
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One of the best stories I have read.

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Valeka
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A gift to myself - a 1st Edition later printing of one of the first “grown up” books I read as a kid. Adding it to my Hemingway shelf.

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KathyWheeler
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I‘m not reading The Old Man and the Sea; I read it years ago. I just wanted to show y‘all our OMatS sculpture on campus. I pass it a lot on my walks. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 walk =2.1 miles

Caterina It's beautiful! Thanks for posting it! I loved The Old Man and the Sea when we read it in 8th grade. 😊 2mo
KathyWheeler @Caterina I did too. I never understood why others hated it. 2mo
Megabooks Cool! I‘ve never read it, but I did hear the condensed version on South Park. 🤣🤪 2mo
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tjwill Very cool! 2mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I never heard that, but I can imagine it.😄 2mo
KathyWheeler @tjwill I think so too. There‘s a Don Quixote one on campus too. I‘ll have to take a picture of it sometime too. 2mo
wanderinglynn Very cool! And way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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agrondin44
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July 2019 at the beach in OC, MD: Great book to read at the ocean 😄. I was first disappointed when I realized the whole book was around one single action that in reality does not interest me at all but then I concentrated on the main character instead of “the action“ and saw how there was deeper stuff to look at. A book about resilience to me.

Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️📚😊 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3mo
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ChrisBohjalian
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Happy birthday to Ernest Hemingway. That copy of THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA without the dust jacket on my shelf? It‘s my late mother‘s first edition. As a boy, I drew a shark in the water and the starship Enterprise in the sky.

DGRachel 😍😍😍 4mo
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ChubbyChipmunk
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Just finished this masterpiece. Each and every word is where it should be, each word has purpose and meaning. Also, terrible feeling of melancholy in the last pages of the book.

You can pick this up and finish reading it within the span of one afternoon in the coffee shop. Then, you can go home and finish thinking** about it over the next 5 years.

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SammyKat
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Read on a stormy morning, perfect for one sitting. Hemingway remains one of my favorite authors for his poignant characters and psychology. If he includes a detail, it's both important and beautiful.

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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this warm and clear evening: angel hair pasta with white clam sauce; cheesy garlic bread; and Stewart‘s birch beer. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

4thhouseontheleft I love that book! I had the opportunity to meet Gregorio Fuentes when I was in Cuba in 2000, one of Hemingway's first mates on his boat Pilar. Some people think Fuentes was the inspiration for Santiago, and in his later life he became a tourist attraction in his own right! 5mo
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this warm and sunny evening: chicken breast strips, bella mushrooms, sliced carrots, and green beans, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil and a variety of seasonings; shaved parmesan and asiago cheeses, and small mozzarella balls; and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm ?! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! ???

WorldsOkayestStepMom This looks so good! I'll be making eggplant parmesan tonight. 5mo
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MrBook
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Weekend reading! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

The tagged book will be a re-read, which I last read a couple decades ago.

Have you read any of these?!

Lcsmcat I saw an amazing art exhibit in Key West about The Old Man and the Sea that told the whole story through pen and ink drawings. 5mo
mcipher I have read Cape Cod twice, I think. I loved it as a teenager! 5mo
KarenUK @Lcsmcat oooh I saw that too! It was very beautiful 💕🌊 5mo
Lcsmcat @KarenUK 🎣 5mo
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Sace
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#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

1. Biography
2. US Football
3. Ernest Hemingway
4. Tacos
5. @AlaMich

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 14mo
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Panpan

I know this is a "beloved classic" but honestly, I was pretty bored most of the time. I felt bad for the old man and his unluckiness, and his diametric love for and drive to kill the fish was interesting, but the fish chase drug on sooooooo long. I'm glad the old man held on to hope and kept fighting. I actually would have preferred to hear more of the old man and the boy's relationship, and less of his solitary hunt. Oh well.

Ruthiella This book drove me nuts too! A short book that took far too long! I‘ve read other Hemingway that I‘ve enjoyed more. 😀 (edited) 1y
RachLovesTV @Ruthiella I should probably give another one a try, which ones of his did you like? 1y
Ruthiella I‘m not a huge fan of his fiction. I liked The Sun Also Rises OK. What I loved was his memoir of his years in Paris: A Movable Feast. 😀 1y
RachLovesTV @Ruthiella That one sounds good! I love Paris. I'll have to look it up. Thanks for the rec! 1y
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quirkyreader
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I know that is going to give me haters, but I didn‘t enjoy this book at all.

Ddzmini 😍😍😍 1y
batsy Hated this one too! 1y
2BR02B I've never met a Hemingway I didn't dislike. 1y
quirkyreader @Ddzmini @batsy @2BR02B It‘s good to know that I am not alone in this opinion. 1y
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Cspen113
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Starting my Saturday with a little coffee and a little Hemingway. My kinda morning!! 📖☕️🌥

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Billypar
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First Hemingway since high school. Visceral and entertaining: I thought this would be more of a philosophical exercise, rather than an adventure story. There's something especially thrilling about action and drama on the sea- parts of this reminded me of the great moments in Moby Dick. Some misogynist moments when the wildness of sea creatures are given feminine comparisons. Too bad Hemingway had this gender bias- definitely limits his legacy.

jmofo @Billypar Limits! That is exactly it. I love some of the moments he writes so much but yeah, he can be a gross, horrible jerk. I learned that Ron Pearlman‘s cast to play him in a film. I never would have seen a movie about him but maybe, MAYBE, if it is written honestly and if Ron Pearlman‘s in it. 1y
mklong Love your picture 😂 1y
Billypar @jmofo It's a frustrating thing when reading some classic authors- so talented but it can ruin an otherwise good book when racism or sexism crops up (not that extreme for TOMATS but still there). Ron Pearlman is a great casting choice. I don't remember the actor's name from Midnight in Paris, but I think he did a good job puttering EH, though it would have to be a younger version than the role they have Parkman cast in. 1y
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Billypar @mklong Thanks- taken at a friend's apt....you know you've been on Litsy for awhile when you bring along a book you've read already just for a photo op 😂 1y
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great picture... and yes , that‘s when you know your on Litsy awhile 👍🏻😂 1y
Leftcoastzen Love those old Scribner covers , is the background supposed to be Formica?😂 1y
Billypar @Leftcoastzen That or 'through the reeds as the fog rolls in' 😉 1y
ValerieAndBooks You say it so well about Hemingway — I felt the same way when I recently read 1y
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PenguinInFlight I hated this one too. I haven‘t tried to read it as an adult, but maybe I should. I usually liked assigned reading, but I didn‘t enjoy this one at all. 1y
Kaylamburson I wasn‘t really a fan either, but I did actually finish reading it. I felt like in high school I didn‘t always finish the assigned reading, but this was easy to get through. 1y
WanderingBookaneer @PenguinInFlight : I did not like Steinbeck‘s novel as a teen, but when I was forced to teach it I learned to appreciate its characterization, which is what I focused on. 1y
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WanderingBookaneer @Kaylamburson : I always finished my assigned readings in high school. I always describe this book as the longest short book I ever read. 1y
PenguinInFlight @WanderingBookaneer that is a perfect description! 1y
BethM I‘m with @WanderingBookaneer on this! 1y
BibliOphelia I hate Hemingway with the white hot passion of a thousand flaming suns. ☀️💥☀️💥🔥 1y
BibliOphelia See also: Steinbeck & Faulkner 1y
Valeka Awww! It‘s one of my favorites! 💚 1y
SleepyDragon This is the only Hemmingway book that I have read thus far that I absolutely hated. Lol I enjoyed all the others I have read. 1y
CaramelLunacy Oof. I didn't care for it when I read it either, but hope you like it better for your reread 1y
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Tanisha_A
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"But man is not made for #defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated." - E. Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
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#QuotsyMarch18 @TK-421

Lcsmcat That illustration reminds me of the display in Key West that tells the whole story in pictures, which line the staircase to the second floor of the museum. 2y
Tanisha_A @Lcsmcat I just looked it up. It's called E. Hemingway Home and Museum. How awesome would it be to visit that one! 😶 One day! 2y
Lcsmcat @Tanisha_A My Mom and sister and I went a few years ago. There are lots of literary connections to Key West and we had a great time. 2y
Tanisha_A @Lcsmcat Thanks to you for telling me about it! :) 2y
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Vulpixen
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My first time venturing into Hemingway. I love a good cover.

TheNextBook I‘ve tried two by him and am not a big fan. Haven‘t read this one so I‘m interested to see what you think. 2y
Vulpixen @TheNextBook I liked it, but didn‘t love it. I found it to be a relatively easy and very quick read, and by the end it made me feel what I think it intended readers to feel. I would recommend it if you have an hour or two to kill, but maybe don‘t go out of your way to read it. 2y
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BarbaraBB What a great job you‘ve been doing, wow. I am so sorry I didn‘t join in time! 2y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB thank you. You can join all the buddyreads you like to. 😉 You can have a look, what books are mentioned and ask when the others start the buddyreads. 🤗 2y
SilversReviews Love it. 2y
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midhun.j.zacharia
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"A man can be destroyed but not defeated.". Such an ode to nature (human and otherwise).

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DeathByTsundoku
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I am so weak.Such a sucker for good books and good snuggles!

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Libby1
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I hope everyone in the path of Irma, Harvey, Jose, and Katia are all keeping safe. 💕

I thought this was a bit of good news this morning.

#LiteraryCats 😻

Sace Thanks for this! 2y
LauraBeth ❤️❤️ 2y
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sprainedbrain
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Too obvious?

A story that wasn't ruined for me by required reading in school... I first read this in a college class my freshman year and loved it enough that I've kept my old copy.

#AndItsAugust #SeniorCitizens

Sace I had to read this is high school and I hated it then. I went back and read it a couple of years ago and I loved it so much!! 2y
sprainedbrain @RestlessFickleBookSlut I need to do that with a few books I hated in high school... I think I was too young to appreciate some of them. 2y
Joyfulmimi I have even found that about books I read in my 20s and 30s. ☺️ 2y
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UwannaPublishme This is one of my favorites too, after a reread. 2y
Sace @sprainedbrain I totally agree that sometimes high school is too young to appreciate the classics. 2y
JaclynW I haven't read this, but have my husband's old school copy. I've read other books by Hemingway but haven't loved them. Although, as a person, he kind of fascinates me. Have you read other Hemingway books? If so, how does this compare to those? 2y
sprainedbrain @JaclynW the only other Hemingway that I have read is For Whom the Bell Tolls, and I liked that one, too. I keep meaning to read more of his work. I recently read a book about Zelda Fitzgerald and went on a google spree, which lead me back to Hemingway... he did have a fascinating life. I should probably read more! 2y
JaclynW I've read For Whom the Bell Tolls and I enjoyed/was mesmerized by parts but overall I just wanted it to end! 😕 The Fitzgeralds and Hemingways certainly crossed paths many times, it is fascinating for sure. I've read up on it a bit and always want to know more. I bought A Moveable Feast (at Shakespeare & Company!) this summer in Paris while I was there. It's all about Hemingway's time in Paris. I'm excited to dig in and hoping I will like it. 2y
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this book was...okay?? I mean, it was really drawn out but overall, I actually kinda enjoyed it. Hemingway's writing style pleases me I suppose. 3\u005 stars.
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WeirdLibraryLady
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Great book. Keep my interest the whole time!

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sprainedbrain
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#LyricalApril #sail

Santiago does have a sail on his little boat!

UwannaPublishme 😊👍🏻 3y
Cinfhen That he does❤️ 3y
mrsamandahood Cannot believe I've never read this 😬 3y
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tricours
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Short but powerful! I will most definitely read more Hemingway.

acorter Loved this one. I have not read all Hemingway but I have a hard time deciding if this one or The Sun Also Rises is my fave Hemingway so far. 3y
tricours @acorter I'll try that one next then! 3y
bitterbear The one required high school book that I liked... 😊 3y
acorter @tricours Let me know what you think! 3y
samharnold Brilliant read thoroughly enjoyed it. 3y
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tricours
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I've never read Hemingway! I must admit it started out weirdly, with almost childish writing, but now I'm halfway done and I'm hooked 🤓🌊🐟🎣

LeahBergen This is a great cover! 3y
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