The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel by American writer Ernest Hemingway. It portrays American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona. The book is considered one of the greatest works of all time by many critics and Heming Way scholar Linda Wagner-Martin calls it his most important novel.
About The Sun Also Rises in brief
The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel by American writer Ernest Hemingway, his first. It portrays American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. The novel was published in the United States in October 1926 by Scribner’s. A year later, Jonathan Cape published the novel in London under the title Fiesta. It is a roman à clef: the characters are based on real people in Heming way’s circle, and the action isbased on real events. The setting was unique and memorable, depicting sordid café life in Paris and the excitement of the PamPLona festival. The book is considered one of the greatest works of all time by many critics and Heming Way scholar Linda Wagner-Martin calls it his most important novel. It received mixed reviews upon publication, but is now recognized as Hemingways greatest work of fiction. It remains in print and is considered to be a classic of modernist literature, along with The Great Gatsby and A Farewell to Arms. It was published by Jonathan Cape under the name Fiesta in London in 1926, and it is still in print today. It has been described as “one of the most influential novels of the 20th century” and “a classic of the modernist movement” It was written in the spare writing style, combined with his restrained use of description to convey characterizations and action, demonstrates his \”Iceberg Theory\” of writing.
It also explores the themes of love and death, the revivifying power of nature, and a concept of masculinity. The author’s wife, Hadley Richardson, asked for a separation from him and left for the south of France in August 1925. In June 1926, he was in PamPLONA with both Richardson and Pauline Pfeiffer, and they left for Paris alone. He finished the draft on 21 September 1925, writing a foreword the following weekend and changing title to The Sun also Rises. In March 1926 he began revisions in Schruns, Austria, where he began extensively revising the manuscript. He wanted to use his journalism experience to write fiction, believing that a story could be based onreal events when a writer distilled his own experiences in such a way that, according to biographer Jeffrey Meyers, “what he made up was truer than what he remembered’”. In the 1920s he lived in Paris as a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star, and traveled to Smyrna to report on the Greco–Turkish War. He had intended to write a nonfiction book about bullfighting, but then decided that the week’s experiences had presented him with enough material for a novel. The two returned a third time in June 1925 and stayed at the hotel of his friend Juanito Quintana. He was accompanied by Chink Dorman-Smith, John Dos Passos, and Donald Ogden Stewart and his wife. The couple were recently divorced, Lady Twysden, her lover Pat Guthrie, and Harold Loeb.