Fiesta

The Sun Also Rises

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099908506

Category: Americans

Page: 216

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First published 1927
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808013183

Category: Study Aids

Page: 52

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Sun Also Rises with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, which follows a group of British and American expatriates in Paris as they decide to travel to Pamplona for the bull-running fiesta. Against this vivid backdrop, Hemingway depicts the suffering and disillusionment of a generation which grew up in the shadow of the First World War, and explores themes such as jealousy, passion and masculinity. The Sun Also Rises is seen as an important early Modernist work, and Hemingway was one of the movement’s most important writers. His best-known works include A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Find out everything you need to know about The Sun Also Rises in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Gonzo Republic

Hunter S. Thompson's America

Author: William Stephenson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441142290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Gonzo Republic looks at Hunter S. Thompson's complex relationship with America. Thompson was a patriot but also a stubborn individualist. Stephenson examines the whole range of Thompson's work, from his early reporting from the South American client states of the USA in the 1960s to his twenty-first-century internet columns on sport, politics and 9/11. Stephenson argues that Thompson inhabited, but was to some extent reacting against, the tradition of American individualism begun by the Founding Fathers and continued by Emerson and Thoreau. Thompson sought out the edge-the threshold of chaos and insanity-in order to define himself. His characters enact the same quest, travelling through the surreal landscape of his literary America: the Gonzo Republic.
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Interbellum Literature

Writing in a Season of Nihilism

Author: Cor Hermans

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004341803

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 556

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In Interbellum Literature Cor Hermans offers an overview of modernist writing in the interwar years. The ideas embodied in the personalities and works of Proust, Woolf, Joyce, Kafka, Musil, Beckett, Céline and others are captured in a new synthesis.
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Vietnam and Beyond

Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling

Author: Stefania Ciocia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 178138004X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling is a comprehensive, in-depth study of one of the most thought-provoking writers of the Vietnam war generation. This volume breaks away from previous readings of O'Brien's development as a trauma artist and an outspoken chronicler of the American involvement in Vietnam: its thematic, rather than chronological, approach contextualizes O'Brien's work beyond the confines of war literature. The necessary exploration of O'Brien's recurrent engagement with the conflict in Vietnam leads to a thorough discussion of the writer's revision of key American (and western) ideas and concerns: the association between courage, heroism and masculinity, the celebration of the pioneering spirit in the frontier narrative, the sense of superiority in the encounter with foreign civilizations, the fraught relationship between power and truth, or reality and imagination, and the attempt and the right to speak about unspeakable events. All these themes, as Ciocia illustrates, highlight O'Brien's compelling preoccupation with the role and the ethical responsibility of the storyteller. With his clear privileging of 'story-truth' over 'happening-truth', O'Brien makes a bold, serious investment in the power of fiction, as testified by his formal experimentations, metanarrative reflections and sustained meditations on matters such as individual agency, moral accountability and authenticity. Approached from this fresh perspective, O'Brien emerges as a figure deserving to find a wider audience and demanding renewed scholarly attention for his remarkable achievements as a contemporary mythographer, an acute observer of the human condition and a sharp critic of American culture.
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Spain

The Rough Guide

Author: Mark Ellingham,John Fisher,Graham Kenyon,Jules Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781858282404

Category: Spain

Page: 896

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The Rough Guide is the most complete handbook available to Spain. It includes in-depth coverage of all the well-known historic cities and monuments as well as details on out-of-the-way places such as the Picos de Europa and the Alpujarras. Also included are background articles on Spanish art and architecture, and reviews of the full range of accommodations and night life available. 97 maps & plans.
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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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