Across the River and into the Trees

Across the River and into the Trees Across the River and into the Trees is Hemingway s powerful poignant story of the inability to capture lost youth The War is just over In Venice a city elaborately and affectionately described the

  • Title: Across the River and into the Trees
  • Author: Ernest Hemingway
  • ISBN: 9780099909606
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • Across the River and into the Trees is Hemingway s powerful, poignant story of the inability to capture lost youth.The War is just over In Venice, a city elaborately and affectionately described, the American Colonel, Richard Cantrell, falls passionately in love with Renata, a young Italian countess who has a profile that could break your or anyone else s heart CantrelAcross the River and into the Trees is Hemingway s powerful, poignant story of the inability to capture lost youth.The War is just over In Venice, a city elaborately and affectionately described, the American Colonel, Richard Cantrell, falls passionately in love with Renata, a young Italian countess who has a profile that could break your or anyone else s heart Cantrell is embittered, war scarred and old enough to be Renata s father, but he is overwhelmed by the selflessness and freshness of the love she is offering.But this is no fairy tale The fighting may be ended, but the wounds of war have not yet healed And for some, the longed for peace has come too late.

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    1. When Hemingway wrote this novel, he may have known that his masterpieces were behind him. Although this novel is a lesser work, there are moments of tenderness, poignancy and power crafted in his trademark miminalist style that linger. The novel concerns a retired Army Colonel, who has fought in brutal combat, near the end of his life and is desperately in love with a much younger woman. To me the woman signified the Colonel's lost youth and the relationship may take on new meaning if one views [...]

    2. I loved this book. But then again I read it in Verona Porta Nuova station after visiting Venice, waiting for a night train to Paris, in the rain, and I think this may well be the best book to read in Verona Porta Nuova station after visiting Venice, waiting for a night train to Paris, in the rain.

    3. Un vecchio di cinquant'anniQuesto libro, scritto da Hemingway a distanza di dieci anni da "Per chi suona la campana" e venti da "Addio alle armi", è ambientato in una Venezia invernale.Racconta una storia d'amore fra un colonnello cinquantenne, di precaria salute, e una diciannovenne ricchissima e molto aristocratica, "splendente di giovinezza e di slanciata bellezza".E' interessante sapere che il colonnello ha la stessa età dell'autore al momento della stesura dell'opera. Conoscendo alcuni tr [...]

    4. Remember for me a three star book IS definitely worth reading. I know Hemingway is not for everyone, but I like his writing style. I don't read his books for plot; I read them for the lines, for his ability to express complicated things simply and for his ability to capture the inherent differences between the sexes. Differences there are. There are two principle characters in this novel - Colonel Richard Cantwell and his lover Renata. He is fifty-one. She is nineteen. He is masculine. He is bru [...]

    5. Is it possible to love a book just for the atmosphere it creates, the pictures you get when reading it? Certainly. There was, and still is, a lot of pressure and expectations to any Hemmingway novel. True, some are better ones and some are not quite up to the standard you would wish for from such an acclaimed author. But, who am I to judge how an author´s life should be allowed to influence his works. In “Across the River and into the Trees” Hemmingway hits a remarkably melancholic tone, a [...]

    6. Uma classificação de três estrelas pode querer dizer muitas coisas diferentes. No caso deste livro, quer apenas dizer que isto não é o melhor que Hemingway tem para nos oferecer. Se, por azar, alguém um dia decidir enveredar pelo autor tendo como ponto de partida Na Outra Margem, Entre as Árvores, estou certo de que nunca mais o quererá ler na vida.Agora, para um «cliente da casa», como é o caso, a análise é outra. Este livro não é mau, assim como, na minha suspeita opinião, nenh [...]

    7. This novel is positively dreadful. One of the ten worst I’ve read. In homage to The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms, one gives Hem the benefit of the doubt, believing he never would have published this disaster in any but short-story form – had he been alive when it was released to the public. This novel didn’t have 50 pages worth reading.You are my one and last and true love, and I love you truly. If Hemingway would have written anything that bad in his prime, he surely wouldn’t h [...]

    8. It is the book’s locale—or “terrain,” in Hemingway parlance—which is so appealing. I’m talking about Venice, the Gritti Palace Hotel, and Harry’s Bar. In Across the River, Hemingway described these places referentially. As a backdrop, they are wonderful. The problem is the novel itself…the narration, the dialogue, and the story, such as it is. Across the River is Hemingway’s response to World War II and to where he found himself, half a century old, in the war’s aftermath.Sou [...]

    9. Second Reading: December 2014Yes, this book is not very good: probably two stars at best. And within the context of itself, that is all it's worth. But I found more to this book within the context of what I've come to know about Hemingway, which is just enough to be a danger to my own integrity.By 1950, at the time of Across the River's publication, Hemingway had lived a hard life. He sustained injuries during his participation in three wars and he routinely abused himself through his excessive [...]

    10. 'What did you do in the war, Daddy?''I was a pervy old man who wanted to sleep with young girls.'I suppose if I were a man having a midlife crisis, I might have enjoyed this book. I don't know who else would. Jeremy Clarkson, perhaps?It's after the war. An American soldier in his fifties checks in to a hotel in Venice. He goes out to dinner with a nineteen-year-old girl. Next morning they have breakfast and go shopping. He checks out of the hotel. He goes and shoots a few ducks. He dies.That's i [...]

    11. Era da qualche tempo che mi frullava per la testa di tornare a rileggere Hemingway, pensavo di optare per Fiesta che per me sarebbe stata comunque una rilettura, ma poi mi è giunto un suggerimento da una persona conosciuta questa estate che mi ha fatto propendere per Di là dal fiume e tra gli alberi. Tornando dalla Croazia ho trascorso un giorno a Jesolo, da amici veneti e non so come si è cominciato a parlare di libri.Ovvio che, su sei adulti e vaccinati nessuno era lettore.Mi sentivo come u [...]

    12. A narrativa começa com uma caça aos patos. Hemingway coloca o presente da acção neste momento. Tudo o resto é passado, ou melhor, tudo o que o escritor regista a seguir é passado mais ou menos recente: o fim de semana com a jovem e bella Contessa, em Veneza, e a II GM. A caçada permite ao Coronel , um homem de meia idade, mergulhar nos seus pensamentos e recordar. Na maioria destas páginas , Cantwell não vive, recorda. Através do seu mundo interior ficamos a conhecer as emoções provo [...]

    13. My Top 5 Hemingway BooksOffers a wonderful portrayal of post-War Venice as a place of thriving life and a symbol of death. Also, one of Hemingway's most delicate love stories. Also: sex on a moving gondola!

    14. Opinião: Há aquela lista de escritores incontornável para qualquer pessoa que goste de ler. E o Hemingway encontra-se entre eles. Só lendo ficamos a conhecer os motivos pelos quais algum autor é elogiado, mas de vez em quando também se dá o caso de não compreender de todo o frufru em torno de determinada obra literária/criador literário. Li-o como se jamais alguém tivesse dito que ele é um dos maiores escritores do nosso tempo, o que por vezes pode confundir-se com procurar-lhe defei [...]

    15. There's something about this book. On the one hand, it definitely suffers from all the problems that other reviewers have mentioned. It's pretty lightweight in the plot department, the dialogue is droningly repetitious at times (as Hemingway's dialogue often is), and you can't help but feel (as one often does while reading Hemingway) that the author is up on his personal soapbox, foaming away. But there's still a lot of "stuff" in this book. Aside from the obvious portraits of May/December roman [...]

    16. عبر النهر ونحو الأشجار…إرنست هيمنجوايهيمنجواي مهووس بالحرب وآثارها على البشروالتغيرات الكبيرة التي تحدثها في حياتهم،فدائما الحرب محورمن محاور رواياته،ويبدع في تصوير فترات ما بعد الحرب،وحتى إذا كتب في فترة الحرب نفسها يختار زاوية غير مطروقة يكون هو رائد في تناولها.المهم [...]

    17. الرواية تدور حول كولونيل عائد من الحرب إلى مدينته الصغيرة يحاول أن يشغل نفسه بصيد البط , يلاحظ أن المراكبي يتعامل معه بعدائية , يقيم علاقة مع فتاة صغيرة السن بينما هو تعدى الخمسين عاما الرواية يغلب عليها الطابع الحواري بين الكولونيل مع المراكبي , سائق التاكسي , الفتاة العاشقة [...]

    18. Across The River and Through The Trees, Ernest Hemingway’s fifth novel, was published to a perfect storm of critical derision ( and Justly so). To a generation haunted by war, Hemingway created a colonel who bragged of killing 122. To an era still traumatized by Hiroshima and Dresden, he wrote of war in scenery flowery enough to be obscene. To a culture grappling with the experiences of blacks and Jews, he name checked a confederate general and forgot one of the most significant reasons World [...]

    19. I read most of this fictional story about an American colonel in Venice shortly after WWII, but after a time the dialog was too boring, so I decided to read the last two pages and put it down. As it turned out upon reading the end, the story concluded on a very predictable path.I would not say that this was one of Hemingway's better novels. By the way, this book was published in 1950, not in 1920 as is shown on the resource site.

    20. كتابي ال (26) لعام 2018.الحب لا يعرف صغيراً أو كبيراً هكذا يقولون، وهنا هذا ما حدث بالضبط: الكولونيل البالغ من العمر واحد وخمسون عاماً يقع في حب فتاة أصغر منه بأكثر من ثلاثين سنة ليعيشا قصة غرام هادئة قصيرة على مدى 335 صفحة.لم أحب الكتاب أبداً، وكانت تجربتي الأولى مع أرنست همنغواي م [...]

    21. Simple IS genius. No one does the Iceberg Theory better than Hemingway himself, whatever that is. Hemingway penned this book in his usual minimalist style…and it was panned by the critics and readers alike upon its initial release. After being snubbed by everyone, Hemingway returned in full form with the Old Man and the Sea, which won the Nobel Prize for fiction. But I luhv luhv this book. (Or I pretend to)Strangely enough, it reminds me of the vastly underrated Mario Puzo’s infinitely more [...]

    22. Much like Islands in the Stream, Across the River and into the Trees is one of Hemingway’s later books that just doesn’t quite pass muster. There are kernels of quality sporadically peppered throughout the story but it just cannot compare with his earlier works. The story itself centers around an old soldier named Richard Cantwell right after (or possibly during) the capitulation of Germany near the end of World War II. Richard’s fighting days are over, and with a failing heart he returns [...]

    23. This is a novel full of beauty laced with melancholy. It is, fittingly, set in Venice, itself an ancient and beautiful city that is slowly sinking into the sea. In part, it is a lament about the impossibility of going back to your youth once it is gone, but it is also a lesson in savouring what you have, a tribute to experience, and about knowing how to appreciate life in all its infinite subtlety. Cantwell is a WWII veteran who, knowing that he has not long left to live, has made his peace with [...]

    24. Starting in the 1930s, through the 1940s and into the early 1950s, the critics turned a bit on Hemingway. They perpetuated the sense that, as an artist, he was often unsuccessfully struggling to match the quality of his earliest works—that he “may have slipped slightly south of genius” as one reviewer wrote. While For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) and The Old Man and the Sea (1952) garnered praise, other published works like two of his non-fiction pieces—Death in the Afternoon (1932) and Th [...]

    25. "-¿Qué les ocurre a las personas que se quieren? -Supongo que tienen lo que sea que tengan, y son más afortunadas que los demás. Luego uno de ellos se queda vacía para siempre."

    26. Free download available at Faded Page.An American colonel is visiting the Adriatic coast shortly after World War II. He has much to think about, including a young Italian woman named Renata.

    27. Set in Venice not long after World War II, a fifty year old American Colonel, who also fought with the Italians against the Austrians in the Great War, is in his favourite city and deeply in love with an 18 year old Contessa. The Contessa is intrigued by his stories of the war, recounted in with a bitterness towards the commanders many kilometres behind the action. Hemingway writes in his spare but deep intense style, with no wasted words, but with a great deal of poignancy. Very moving.

    28. Not as wise and knowing as For Whom the Bell Tolls nor as affecting as the romance in A Farewell to Arms, this book still manages to hit all the high notes of Hemingway's minimalist style. It also features the internal dialogs that the above mentioned works do not have.Across the River and into the Trees presents the Hemingway hero (hard-drinking, hard-loving, game-hunting, man-of-action) in the unusual situation of having made it through life's scrapes alive. He's lived and loved passionately, [...]

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