The Sun Also Rises book review: If you’re after some seriously lost misfits wandering around post-WWI Europe story, this book is for you.
Lost Generation is the name given to kids who were brought up just after WWI just find out that everything their parents thought about Victorian/Edwardian values was rubbish. Ernest Hemingway stepped up and became their voice.
First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises novel tells the story of Jake Barnes, a drunken tortured man whose tour of duty during WWI has left him impotent. He is engaged in an everybody-loves-everyone rollercoaster of unhappy misfits.
They made Hemingway famous, respected and an inspiration to many.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American writer who fought in both world wars. The experience made him famous and awarded since most of his struggling anguish from both conflicts appear in his work.
His uneasy lifestyle had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations.
Even loving life, as he did, Hemingway shot himself, probably due to his inner state of confusion.
The Book Review
The Sun Also Rises novel introduces two notorious characters in Literature.
One is Jake Barnes, the Main character, with whom we share all the angst left by WWI psychological and physical wounds, is a leftover person in a post-war society.
The other is Brett Ashley Brett, the beautiful, doomed English woman he adores.
They are both victims of war fate and disillusion of old times fairy tales fallen apart. They love each other but can not be together. Between romantic fantasy, horror fantasies, decadent memories, physiological hurt and lack of hope.
They get involved with several characters that are just as misfitting as them.
All the characters in the book struggle to find an escape from the wonderful nightmares of a sad future where no one seems to fit in or fit with anyone else.
The world and life just aren’t as promising as they used to be decades before.
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