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Farewell to A Farewell to Arms

July 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · A Farewell to Arms

I finished A Farewell to Arms last night.
My first thought was, “What a friggin’ depressing book.”
The ending dripped with irony and the kind of sadness only a Serling-esque, fatalistic view of the human condition can bring. The book’s main character, Frederic Henry, overcame great odds, conquered

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What “I” Have Noticed…

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments · A Farewell to Arms

As with his first two novels, Hemingway wrote A Farewell to Arms in the first person. But the name of who’s talking – also in similar fashion to his first two novels – isn’t immediately revealed.
In fact, the full name of the “I” telling the story in A Farewell to Arms isn’t made known until [...]

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I Begin Again. Again.

June 24th, 2009 · No Comments · A Farewell to Arms, A Farewell to Arms (Movie)

Hemingway’s third novel, A Farewell to Arms, published in 1929, awaits my reading.
Aside from the fact that I’ve heard this and that (it’s about a war and it was made into a movie, twice – once, in 1932, starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, and once, in 1957, starring Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones), [...]

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