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Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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Old Man And The Sea (original 1952; edition 1996)

by Ernest Hemingway

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Title:Old Man And The Sea
Authors:Ernest Hemingway
Info:Scribner (1996), Edition: Reprint, Hardcover
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The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Author) (1952)

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The simplest and greatest story ever told. I have never appreciated fishermen all my life. I never understood the methods and their challenges. This book changed my opinion!
The story slowly weaves an eternal connection between the old man and the marlin and the sea; How their lives start and end at the sea. You can see the similarities of their lives here at almost all places. Both are tired but they are fighters in their own way. Both are very methodical and clever. The specific part I loved the most was that both stand by each other throughout their last few hours of their lives. They are like soulmates, united at death.Both are damaged in certain way. The old man has tried to protect the marlin one last time. The marlin also has in a way protected the old man's reputation one last time, when people thought his fishing days were gone.

Brilliant symbolism and simple narration.
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  deepa_nanjundaswamy | Aug 3, 2018 |

The simplest and greatest story ever told. I have never appreciated fishermen all my life. I never understood the methods and their challenges. This book changed my opinion!
The story slowly weaves an eternal connection between the old man and the marlin and the sea; How their lives start and end at the sea. You can see the similarities of their lives here at almost all places. Both are tired but they are fighters in their own way. Both are very methodical and clever. The specific part I loved the most was that both stand by each other throughout their last few hours of their lives. They are like soulmates, united at death.Both are damaged in certain way. The old man has tried to protect the marlin one last time. The marlin also has in a way protected the old man's reputation one last time, when people thought his fishing days were gone.

Brilliant symbolism and simple narration.
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  deepahn | Aug 3, 2018 |
Here, for a change, is a fish tale that actually does honor to the author. In fact The Old Man and the Sea revived Ernest Hemingway's career, which was foundering under the weight of such postwar stinkers as Across the River and into the Trees. It also led directly to his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1954 (an award Hemingway gladly accepted, despite his earlier observation that "no son of a bitch that ever won the Nobel Prize ever wrote anything worth reading afterwards"). A half century later, it's still easy to see why. This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand-to-fin) with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway's favorite motifs of physical and moral challenge. Yet Santiago is too old and infirm to partake of the gun-toting machismo that disfigured much of the author's later work: "The brown blotches of the benevolent skin cancer the sun brings from its reflection on the tropic sea were on his cheeks. The blotches ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords."

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  AtlanticBooks | Jul 24, 2018 |
A moving, and perhaps inspiring, tale showing the thoughts and emotions that one might go through when being alone, struggling with other creatures, at sea. A story about perseverance, mental and physical endurance, doubt, love, and of life. I imagine this is one of those books that has something new for every time it's reread in every different phase of life. ( )
  dintaro | Jul 23, 2018 |
Agora ESTA é uma grande história de pescador. ( )
  Adriana_Scarpin | Jun 12, 2018 |
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The Old Man and the Sea has almost none of the old Hemingway truculence, the hard-guy sentimentality that sometimes gives even his most devoted admirers twinges of discomfort. As a story, it is clean and straight. Those who admire craftsmanship will be right in calling it a masterpiece... it is a poem of action, praising a brave man, a magnificent fish and the sea, with perhaps a new underlying reverence for the Creator of such wonders.
added by jjlong | editTime (Sep 8, 1952)
 
It is a tale superbly told and in the telling Ernest Hemingway uses all the craft his hard, disciplined trying over so many years has given him.
 
Within the sharp restrictions imposed by the very nature of his story Mr. Hemingway has written with sure skill. Here is the master technician once more at the top of his form, doing superbly what he can do better than anyone else.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hemingway, ErnestAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heston, CharltonReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jaworski, PhilippeTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, SinclairIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marantonio, UgoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moehlenkamp, KevinCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oeser, Hans-ChristianEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Petrov, AlexandreCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pivano, FernandaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sickles, NoëlIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Veegens-Latorf, E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Werumeus Buning, J.W.F.Prefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
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Dopo ottantaquattro giorni durante i quali non è riuscito a pescare nulla, il vecchio Santiago trova la forza di riprendere il mare: questa nuova battuta di pesca rinnova il suo apprendistato di pescatore e sigilla la sua simbolica iniziazione. Nella disperata caccia a un enorme pesce spada dei Caraibi. nella lotta quasi a mani nude contro gli squali che un pezzo alla volta gli strappano la preda, lasciandogli solo il simbolo della vittoria e della maledizione finalmente sconfitta. Santiago stabilisce, forse per la prima volta, una vera fratellanza con le forze incontenibili della natura. E, soprattutto, trova dentro di sé il segno e la presenza del proprio coraggio, la giustificazione di tutta una vita.
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Old man goes fishing
Out for many days and nights
Returns with nothing

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Here, for a change, is a fish tale that actually does honor to the author. In fact The Old Man and the Sea revived Ernest Hemingway's career, which was foundering under the weight of such postwar stinkers as Across the River and into the Trees. It also led directly to his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1954 (an award Hemingway gladly accepted, despite his earlier observation that "no son of a bitch that ever won the Nobel Prize ever wrote anything worth reading afterwards"). A half century later, it's still easy to see why. This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand-to-fin) with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway's favorite motifs of physical and moral challenge. Yet Santiago is too old and infirm to partake of the gun-toting machismo that disfigured much of the author's later work: "The brown blotches of the benevolent skin cancer the sun brings from its reflection on the tropic sea were on his cheeks. The blotches ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords." Hemingway's style, too, reverts to those superb snapshots of perception that won him his initial fame:
Just before it was dark, as they passed a great island of Sargasso weed that heaved and swung in the light sea as though the ocean were making love with something under a yellow blanket, his small line was taken by a dolphin. He saw it first when it jumped in the air, true gold in the last of the sun and bending and flapping wildly in the air.
If a younger Hemingway had written this novella, Santiago most likely would have towed the enormous fish back to port and posed for a triumphal photograph--just as the author delighted in doing, circa 1935. Instead his prize gets devoured by a school of sharks. Returning with little more than a skeleton, he takes to his bed and, in the very last line, cements his identification with his creator: "The old man was dreaming about the lions." Perhaps there's some allegory of art and experience floating around in there somewhere--but The Old Man and the Sea was, in any case, the last great catch of Hemingway's career. --James Marcus

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Hemingway's triumphant yet tragic story of an old Cuban fisherman and his relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream combines the simplicity of a fable, the significance of a parable, and the drama of an epic.

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