À Cuba, le vieux Santiago ne remonte plus grand-chose dans ses filets, à peine de quoi survivre. Seul Manolin, un jeune garçon, croit encore en lui. Désespéré, Santiago décide de partir pêcher en pleine mer. Un énorme espadon mord à l'hameçon...
Combat de l'homme et de la nature, roman du courage et de l'espoir, Le vieil homme et la mer est un des plus grands livres de la littérature américaine.
The old man has gone 84 days without catching a fish, everything about him is old except his eyes, they are the colour of the sea. He finally catches a fish, but this is no ordinary fish, nor is his fierce and determined response.
Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Sean Hemingway, this edition includes a number of Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son Jack and his first wife, Hadley.
Hemingway's first novel, set in 1920s Paris, a city of Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home. Jake is wildly in love with the aristocratic, beautiful and sensuous Brett Ashley, and the couple are drawn towards the dazzle and excitement of the Spanish fiesta.
A young American volunteers for the Italian ambulance service in World War I. Working near the front, he meets and falls in love with a British nurse. Disillusioned by the war, he makes the decision to desert, taking his new love to Switzerland.
High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels.
In our time, paru en anglais aux éditions Three Mountains Press en 1924 avec un bois gravé d'Henry Strater, n'a jamais été republié isolément, les « vignettes » qui le composent ayant été reprises par l'auteur pour servir de contrepoint aux nouvelles d'un recueil portant le même titre publié aux États-Unis l'année suivante.
18 proses « journalistiques » : des choses vues, lues ou entendues qui témoignent de la violence « de notre temps ».
Hemingway les définit ainsi : « Je m'essayai au métier d'écrivain en commençant par les choses les plus simples, et l'une des choses les plus simples de toutes et des plus fondamentales est la mort violente. » Edmund Wilson, dans l'influente revue The Dial, donne un compte-rendu enthousiaste de ces deux premiers livres : « Les poèmes de M. Hemingway ne sont pas particulièrement importants mais sa prose est de première classe. Il faut compter avec lui comme le seul écrivain américain - à une exception près, M. Sherwood Anderson - qui a senti le génie des Trois Vies de Gertrude Stein et qui en a subi l'influence. [...] Ses esquisses de corrida ont l'acuité sèche et élégante des lithographies de Goya sur le même thème. [...] je suis enclin à penser que son petit livre a plus de dignité artistique que quoi que ce soit d'autre qui ait jamais été écrit sur la période de la guerre par un Américain. »
From haunting tragedy on the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro to brutal sensationalism in the bullring; from rural America with its deceptive calm to the heart of war-ravaged Europe, each of the stories in the classic collection is a feat of imagination.
Originally published in 1944, this anthology of stories by Hemingway displays the author's exceptional gift of narrative ability by which he creates a well-told tale simply by describing a scene in his inimitable way.
Here are Hemingway's memories of his life as an unknown writer in the Paris of the 1920s. He looks not only at himself but also at the other writers who were there at the time: James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein
In these early Hemingway stories, which are partly autobiographical, men and women of passion live, fight, love and die in scenes of dramatic intensity. They range from haunting tragedy on the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, to brutal America with its deceptive calm, and war-ravaged Europe
This title is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December 1933. It is an examination of the lure of the hunt and an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landsape.
Richard Cantrell, an American colonel falls passionately in love with an Italian countess in Venice just after World War Two has ended. The fighting may have ended but for some the longed-for peace has come too late.
Harry Morgan was a hard, classic Hemingway hero. He had to be hard, rum-running, gun-running and man-running from Cuba to the Florida Keys in the Depression. He ran risks too, from stray coastguard bullets and sudden double-crosses.
Hemingway's men are bullfighters and boxers, hired hands and hard drinkers, gangsters and gunmen. Each of their stories deals with masculine toughness unsoftened by woman's hand. Incisive, hard-edged, pared down to the bare minimum, they are classic Hemingway territory.
To be published on the centenary of Hemingway's birth, True At First Light is the fictionalised account of Hemingway's time living and hunting in Kenya. The single draft made was discovered and edited by his son Patrick.
This collection comprises: "Fiesta", Hemingway's first major novel; long extracts from "A Farewell to Arms", "To Have and Have Not" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls"; 25 complete short stories; and the Epilogue to "Death in the Afternoon".
"In 1918 Ernset Hemingway went to the ""war to end all wars"", in the ambulance service in Italy. He was wounded and twice decorated. Here he recreates the fear, comradeship, and the courage of his young American volunteer and the men an women he meets in Italy."
Features hunters, wives, old men of wisdom, waiters, fighters, women loved, women lost: living on the raw edge, making love, and facing the inevitable reality of death. As an introduction to the author's work, or as an overview of the themes he developed in his novels, this work presents a collection of stories.
In this book Hemingway shares his passion for bullfighting. The technical skills are described and explained, with chapters on individual bullfighters and the bulls. This work also contains a number of short stories inspired by the intense life and inevitable death of those violent afternoons.