Der alte Mann und das Meer

Rowohlt-Taschenbuch-Verlag, 1999 - 143 Seiten
Amerikanischer Autor (1899-1961). - Mit dieser erstmals 1952 veröffentlichten Erzählung erreichte Hemingway einen Gipfel seiner Erzählkunst. 84 Tage war der kubanische Fischer Santiago aufs Meer hinausgefahren, ohne einen Fang zu machen. Immer weiter wagte er sich in den Golf hinein. Als er schließlich einen riesigen Schwertfisch harpuniert, beginnt ein zwei Tage und zwei Nächte währender verzweifelter Kampf mit einem Rudel Haie, die den Fisch anfallen. “Man kann vernichtet werden, aber man darf nicht aufgeben” - das Credo des alten Mannes deckt sich mit dem Hemingways.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in the family home in Oak Park, Ill., on July 21, 1899. In high school, Hemingway enjoyed working on The Trapeze, his school newspaper, where he wrote his first articles. Upon graduation in the spring of 1917, Hemingway took a job as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. After a short stint in the U.S. Army as a volunteer Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy, Hemingway moved to Paris, and it was here that Hemingway began his well-documented career as a novelist. Hemingway's first collection of short stories and vignettes, entitled In Our Time, was published in 1925. His first major novel, The Sun Also Rises, the story of American and English expatriates in Paris and on excursion to Pamplona, immediately established him as one of the great prose stylists and preeminent writers of his time. In this book, Hemingway quotes Gertrude Stein, "You are all a lost generation," thereby labeling himself and other expatriate writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, and Ford Madox Ford. Other novels written by Hemingway include: A Farewell To Arms, the story, based in part on Hemingway's life, of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse; For Whom the Bell Tolls, the story of an American who fought, loved, and died with the guerrillas in the mountains of Spain; and To Have and Have Not, about an honest man forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West. Non-fiction includes Green Hills of Africa, Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in East Africa; and A Moveable Feast, his recollections of Paris in the Roaring 20s. In 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his novella, The Old Man and the Sea. A year after being hospitalized for uncontrolled high blood pressure, liver disease, diabetes, and depression, Hemingway committed suicide on July 2, 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho.

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