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Der alte Mann und das Meer (Originaltitel The Old Man and the Sea) ist ein von Ernest Hemingway im Frühling auf Kuba geschriebener Kurzroman, der im​. Als Alter Mann (auch der Alte oder Altermann, Mehrzahl: Altmänner) werden im Bergbau abgebaute und verlassene, mit Versatz gefüllte oder zu Bruch. Als die Erzählung vom alten Santiago und seinem Kampf mit dem. Marlin erschien – Der alte Mann und das Meer – markierte das Datum Hemingways. Altemann Niemeyer Schmidt und Partner Rechtsanwälte in Wuppertal und Remscheid. Der alte Mann und das Meer | Hemingway, Ernest, Schmitz, Werner | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf​.

Der Alte Mann

Altemann Niemeyer Schmidt und Partner Rechtsanwälte in Wuppertal und Remscheid. Übersetzung im Kontext von „der alte Mann“ in Deutsch-Spanisch von Reverso Context: Doktor, der alte Mann ist tot und sie. Als Alter Mann (auch der Alte oder Altermann, Mehrzahl: Altmänner) werden im Bergbau abgebaute und verlassene, mit Versatz gefüllte oder zu Bruch. Der Alte Mann The story, is quite simple one like the style of EH, even the principle heroism of Hemmingway novels is not prevalent. Is this 1 Fernsehprogramm Sport fast food place? Certificate of Excellence Winner. His favorite ball player is Joe DiMaggio this web page his father was a famed fisherman. The book covers 4 days or so of the Old Man's continue reading as a fisherman.

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Date of visit: May PS: And a Pulitzer that I don't find disappointing. View all 33 comments. Loved this book. One of my favorites. I really don't understand why this book doesn't have a higher overall rating.

I like Hemingway and I think this is one of his better ones. I guess it's because it doesn't get in the way of itself like some of his other works.

This one is straightforward, great descriptions in a man vs nature story. Highly recommend. David Putnam author of The Bruno Johnson series.

Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the masters of American 20th century fiction. Garnering from his life experiences, his novels reflect on his time as a newspaper reporter and correspondent in a Europe during both the inner war and war years.

A member of the lost generation, Hemingway was the first of his group to have a major work published.

In addition to all of the accolades bestowed upon him, Hemingway is considered along Steinbeck to be a master storyteller, especially of short stories.

The crowning achievement to an illustrious career, The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in , less than ten years before Hemingway's death.

Santiago is an older fisherman in Havana. He is content fishing and contemplating on his life while finding out the daily baseball scores.

His favorite ball player is Joe DiMaggio because his father was a famed fisherman. As a younger man, Santiago was considered the strongest man in Havana, one time outlasting a negro from Cienfuegos in a twenty four hour arm wrestling duel.

Yet, despite his fame and accomplishments as a fisherman, Santiago's luck has run out on hm. As an older man, her needs help from a boy to complete his daily fishing hauls and tasks, and has not caught a fish in 84 days.

In spite of this run of poor luck, Santiago still returns to the seas on a daily basis, hopeful to catch the big fish that has alluded him for his entire life.

Because of lack of successes, his boy has turned to another, lucky fishing boat. Santiago has to go at it alone, with only two fishing lines and baits.

Determined to catch that big one, he sets out even with the dangers of sea, especially sharks, knowing that each journey into the water could be his last.

Yet, this is subsistence and sustenance for many people on an island, so Santiago persists at his task.

His voyage for the big fish becomes more than a fishing trip but his contemplating life, bestowing his wisdom on both the fishing trade and life knowledge on the younger generations.

This is without the assurance that he will even catch a fish or if this determination to catch the big one will be his last voyage.

From this page novella, one can see glimpses of Hemingway's greatness. His sentences are full of imagery and imparting the wisdom of a rich life.

As an older man, he himself enjoyed fishing and Santiago mirrors how Hemingway spent his later life. I have read a number of Pulitzers, and while the writing of this novella is enriching, I am left wondering if perhaps Hemingway won the award here as a crowning jewel on his life body of work.

The story was captivating and full of messages yet a novella, rather than a novel. Perhaps, unbeknownst to me, this powerful novella was the best work of fiction in its given year and worthy of the award.

In my quest to read the Pulitzers, I am glad that I was finally lead to read Hemingway. It is clear to me that he is a master of his craft, and I look forward to reading his further work.

The Old Man and the Sea looks back on an enriching life and won Hemingway a deserving award, if not for his lifetime of writing.

View all 17 comments. My big fish must be somewhere. Many years ago when I read The Old Man and the Sea I thought it was going nowhere, that it was too simple and ordinary to be of any consequence.

On a second reading, however, my view changed and I ended up loving it. What I mistook for repetition was a literary device for emphasis and the boat, like the story, that I judged to be unmoving in the rolling seas was caught in a whirlpool churning the waters in its depth so that the boat and the old man at the sea were n My big fish must be somewhere.

What I mistook for repetition was a literary device for emphasis and the boat, like the story, that I judged to be unmoving in the rolling seas was caught in a whirlpool churning the waters in its depth so that the boat and the old man at the sea were never at rest till the end.

Although grounds for comparison do not exist, reading this novella, Orhan Pamuk came to mind. It's their ability to weave the many similar threads of narrative into a stunning improvisatory whole that turns a small, and prima facie simple, scenario that might be covered in a few pages into an expanded mass of words that transcends the boundaries of its immediate context to inform on larger human struggle.

Repetition or artistic improvisation, when done well, is fascinating and here Orhan Pamuk and Ernest Hemingway appear brothers-in-arms.

You start with a pin prick of a view that widens and opens out into a wide vista giving you a clear view of the clutter of human ethos.

Like his so many stories it's a tale of a heroic struggle but only inasmuch as a frail-legged ant suffers to get a tiny lump of sugar to its colony to claim its superiority on the lesser types.

A knackered old man dreaming on the seas of a big catch in a boat fit for the axe of a lumberjack with a young boy for a helper do not evoke the romantic world of heroic battles fought by the gun-wielding machismo of Hemingway's other stories.

This is something simpler in its setting yet more profound in its humanistic import. A piece of writing - a prose story or a poem - becomes great because it has no single, fixed, literal meaning that forbids imagination.

It is the reader who picks up the idea consistent with the subjective conditions of his own worldview, interpreting the text, changing it, and then getting changed by it in turn.

This novella lends itself to interpretation on multiple levels and, for its rich imagery of natural elements and human emotions, remains one of the very best Hemingway offered us.

October View all 53 comments. Nice review, Jibran Dec 09, AM. Jibran Joudy wrote: "It is the reader who picks up the idea consistent with the subjective conditions of his own worldview..

Nice review, Jibran" Glad you thou Joudy wrote: "It is the reader who picks up the idea consistent with the subjective conditions of his own worldview..

Nice review, Jibran" Glad you thought so. Thank you! A masterpiece. Like a fable, this has become a part of our cultural consciousness.

Santiago's simple heroism is a benchmark for all who persevere and endure. View all 12 comments.

This is one of my favourite Hemingway books ever. The old fisherman has the catch of his lifetime and loses everything in a hard struggle to nature.

Only bits and pieces of the great Marlin remain. What a book and what a powerful prose. A book to take with you on a deserted island.

You seldom find so much symbolism condensed in one single and relatively short book. Very emotional and moving. One of my alltime favourites, a timeless classic!

I would say this is an absolute must read! View all 9 comments. On July 2, , Heaven and the world fell silent.

When a just man dies Lamentation and praise Sorrow and joy Are one. That sunny, windy summer morning we all got the news, even my preteen friends and I were taciturn and sullen.

Ernest Hemingway had been a Hero in our world. Life and Time magazines said so, and they were the gospel truth for our p On July 2, , Heaven and the world fell silent.

Life and Time magazines said so, and they were the gospel truth for our parents That was the morning my parents had scheduled to get our hardwood flooring refinished, so all us kids had to be outa there pronto!

So, little James Deans all, my buddies and I decided grimly to ride our bikes far, far into the rural countryside.

Our chests were hollow, as happens at times when you lose someone special. We rode for hours that day.

Me, Ricky, my little brother and Peter Teal. Finally we arrived at an eerily abandoned farmhouse.

Obviously, no one had lived there for years. But everything - furniture, appliances, even cutlery on the table - was strangely untouched.

Just like Ernest Hemingway. He just had to go and get some Fresh Air, away from all his demons for a moment! A month later I read this book.

My Mom the librarian said it was a good place to start with this great writer. With school starting soon and the days getting shorter, I read about Santiago and his dream.

And the Great Victory he had won in that dream The greatest victory of all - The victory of the immortal human Heart over Despair.

View all 16 comments. The Old Man and the Allegory This book might just be an allegory of Darwinist Capitalism and the survival of the most aggressive and hungry in the world of corporate enterprise and rivalry.

Hey, What's the Big Idea? It describes what it feels like to have one big idea or to invent something for which the market is not ready.

You struggle and wrestle with your "big fish" for ages, until in your mind you have caught it and perfected the way to reel it in, nobody is watching when you start the journey The Old Man and the Allegory This book might just be an allegory of Darwinist Capitalism and the survival of the most aggressive and hungry in the world of corporate enterprise and rivalry.

You struggle and wrestle with your "big fish" for ages, until in your mind you have caught it and perfected the way to reel it in, nobody is watching when you start the journey back to the market, your rivals snipe and question you and your catch, the market stands back apprehensive and sceptical, you never give up even when you're totally broken backed and exhausted, then the sharks start to have a field day pecking at your catch, first tentatively, then more confidently when they realise you're too poor to fight them off, then one day you discover there is nothing left of your catch, your rivals have offered the market an alternative but inferior product, and your wife and children regard you as a failure.

The Old Man and His Chair Every afternoon, before dinner, you sit shattered and weary in your chair, wondering whether it would have been so much easier to get a job, be a salary boy and do what the man said.

Just before you fall asleep, you wonder if there is such a thing as karma or reincarnation, it would be nice to get a second chance to prove your worth and avoid making the same mistake of believing in yourself, your ideas and your resilience.

One afternoon, you don't wake up from your sleep. An Old Man, A Big Fish and the Sea One old man was lucky enough to have another old man with a beard write a book with simple sentences about his life.

That book will have to suffice for the rest of us and our efforts. We read it when we are too young and don't realise that it might one day describe what has happened to those of us who are brash enough to have big ideas.

It's just a book about an old man, a big fish and the sea. For Brian "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

Just to prove that people can be genuinely inspired by fish, with or without psychedelic drugs. There is the boy that supports the old man, true, but as with other stories about old people facing hardship—King Lear comes to mind—I think other stories may connect better for kids.

Maybe because now I begin to approach the age of the old man! Always teaching me. We fished for decades perch and walleye and pike in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on Lake Manistique.

In a boat with a small motor and oars. Neither of them spoke much in the boat, nor encouraged me to speak, or do much of anything but focus on the fishing lines before me as if in some religious observance.

I loved then as now to read, but this was not allowed, really, in the boat. Full concentration was required.

I learned how to respond in such a way that I would keep the fish on the line and not allow him to spit out the hook.

I learned the very specific strategies for reeling them in. I learned how the fisherman and the fish were in contest, and this required presence in every moment.

If you like to fish, this is also a fine book. And if you like nature, you learn about the importance of the sea and various birds and fish.

As wonderful as he is. And then, it's not about the fish, it's about what it means to be fully human, to the very end.

In this match with. Think of what you can do with what you have. He grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, the nearest west suburb of Chicago.

He died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds in Idaho in I thought of that fact while reading this book, about whether he had finally been defeated, out of emotional resources himself at the very end.

But as he aged, he wrote a hell of a book about aging, about the importance of hope and striving, as inspiration for the rest of us.

View all 25 comments. So, reading this book was my personal penance for reading a rather silly YA fantasy freebie, Obsidian. If I read something particularly shallow and brainless, I try to balance it out with a classic or something that makes me actually use my brain cells.

At first Hemingway's typical simple, spare prose and his testosterone-fueled values were getting on my nerves.

If you kno So, reading this book was my personal penance for reading a rather silly YA fantasy freebie, Obsidian. If you know 80s pop music you'll enjoy this.

It reads in part: His head spun from whiskey and soda. She was a damned nice woman. It would take a lot to drag him away from her.

It was unlikely that a hundred men or more could ever do such a thing. The air, now thick and moist, seemed to carry rain again.

He blessed the rains of Africa. They were the only thing left to bless in this forsaken place, he thought—at least until she set foot on the continent.

They were going to take some time to do the things they never had. He stood on the tarmac and watched as the plane came in for its landing.

He heard the sound of wild dogs crying out into the night. The man thought the dogs sounded desperate, perhaps having grown restless and longing for some company.

He knew the feeling. Anyway, I'm reading sentences in this book like "They sat on the Terrace and many of the fishermen made fun of the old man and he was not angry," and I'm thinking, I'm just going to have to make myself power through this.

But gradually this story sucked me in, and I could feel the nobility in both the old man and the immense fish. I had sympathy for old Santiago and his physically and mentally excruciating battle against the marlin view spoiler [and then the heartbreak of the hopeless fight against the sharks hide spoiler ].

The Christ imagery toward the end was interesting, if not subtle. For example: He started to climb again and at the top he fell and lay for some time with the mast across his shoulder.

He tried to get up. But it was too difficult and he sat there with the mast on his shoulder and looked at the road.

There's a lot more his poor hands! It's clear that the old man has gone through a shattering experience and has come through it, if not having defeated the forces of death, still with a huge personal victory.

I'm going to digress a little here again, and get a bit personal, but I'm reminded as well of an old poem, "Gethsemane" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, that ends: All paths that have been, or shall be, Pass somewhere through Gethsemane.

We all have our personal hardships, whether they be giant fish, sharks I've met a few in my life, mostly human , jobs, physical problems, relationships, or any number of other trials in our lives.

Not giving up, enduring with dignity, doing your best, reeling in that fish, battling those relentless sharks -- how we handle our troubles makes a huge difference, both to those around us and, perhaps mostly, to ourselves.

View all 34 comments. The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.

Though loneliness is an unavoidable condition of our humanity, it resides The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.

Though loneliness is an unavoidable condition of our humanity, it resides in the innermost being of the self, expanding as each individual becomes aware of and confronts the ultimate experiences of life: change, upheaval, tragedy, joy, the passage of time, and death.

Loneliness in this sense is not the same as suffering the loss of a loved one, or a perceived lack of a sense of wholeness or integrity.

Existential loneliness is a way of being in the world, it is an ontological condition, a way of grasping for and confronting one's own subjective truth.

I struggle to put my thoughts into words about this little gem by Hemingway, it is exactly like fishing- just when you think you have grabbed the ideas and put them in assorted order, and you believe you would pull it away, it disappears in the depth of chaos and you lost it.

This is what it is- a condensed prose written with the precision of a minimalist who can portray great ideas about human existence beneath the simple tales.

The Old, Santiago has been going for fishing for 84 days now without success. In the first forty days a boy- Rogelio was with him.

Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.

Probably it was his experience too with life- for he would have been in such situations before- which provides him strength and motivation to move forward.

Probably it requires high degree of meditation of soul to cultivate your mind in such a way that it may act as you wish- and a few have been able to do so since the outbreak of human civilization.

At one level it is the tale of a man and a fish, at another, a story of man versus nature, at yet another, the story of the culture of manhood, courage, bravery in the face of existence, and at yet another a history of what life was like when individuals were more the central actors on the human stage and not groups or organizations.

The Old man no longer dreams of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife.

He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach. He has stood up from petty details of life and hope to sustain through punishing life keeps him moving forward.

Better to sail an ocean of hope than a sea of despair. The Old man is a dreamer, though his dreams may not have been ordinary, scuffed and sanded down by decades of fishing the Gulf Stream: no longer does his sleeping mind drift to the great events throughout his life but instead just to a place, a childhood memory: lions playing on an African beach.

He is reverent but not pious, wary of devotion, although he could waver. He is a symbol of an attitude toward life. He often thinks and talks poetically and symbolically and so artificially.

His relationship with nature is not usual- unusual in the sense that he thinks of sea as most people do not:- But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favors, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them.

The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought. But I will kill you dead before this day ends. May be today. Every day is a new day.

It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready. He gets lucky too this time and his quarry hooked and a big fish from the hope of sea struck in his fishing net.

But then true test of life begins for him, Day becomes night becomes day, and with little or no sleep the old man loses track of time and islands of Sargasso weed drift by.

Santiago symbolizes courage, gut and perseverance- which are perhaps most important of the traits required to live the life.

He will win the battle but lose the prize, and rue the desperation that carried him beyond practical bounds. He is humble and gently proud, aware of beauty and filled with a sense of brotherhood with nature.

And he has a loving heart. These attributes have not been common in Hemingway characters in the past. Since they are admirable and Mr. Hemingway admires them, the moral climate of "The Old Man and the Sea" is fresh and healthy and the old man's ordeal is moving.

The book reflects upon some of the basic parameters of human existence- which are loneliness and recognition. He looked around for the bird now because now because he would like him for company.

But he is the symbolism for entire humankind, and he realizes how laws of nature work and any sort of unrequired affection may be futile in the struggle for existence.

I wish I could feed the fish, he thought. He is my brother. But I must kill him and keep strong to do it.

The book, to me, may be said as bible of human existence, the Old man symbolizes the human attitude towards life in general; it is the tale of civilized human life and exactly what does it take to live such one- courage, love, faith, hope, and clarity.

And the prose of Hemingway provides indefinite possibilities to the readers to interpret it according to their own world, how rare it is to find a piece of art which can be interpreted in every probable way, which holds true in every era, and that is what exactly Hemingway offered to the mankind.

View all 30 comments. Shelves: classic. Happy , Goodreaders! But it is unavoidable. The big question is why didn't the old man just let go of the fish?

It would have made his life easier. He was wise wasn't he? But again, who says wisdom always coincides with practicality? I noticed when reading classics, I end up posing more questions than answers.

I guess that's what most classic novels intend to do-to make you question life. To make you think and ponder deeply about the events in the story which may appear superficial and boring at the surface but dense and philosopical in their deeper meanings.

When you're old and wise and you catch the biggest fish literal or metaphorical in your life, you wouldn't let it go that easily.

You'll fight for it no matter what the cost, the best way you know how even if it meant you may have to risk your life or swallow your pride.

What fate awaits the old man trapped in the middle of the sea, caught in both internal and external conflicts? You'll be surprised to find out when you read the novel.

You'll be even more surprised at the amount of things you'll realize at the end of the story. View all 37 comments. This was my very first Hemingway and I loved it!

However, I am not sure if it broke me for future Hemingway novels. This one was so perfect in its simpleness.

When I got to other Hemingway novels it was almost like there was too much in them - I wanted the basics of this book again. That is not to say that I have not enjoyed his other books, but if I had read the others first and wasn't tempted to compare them to this, I would have rated them higher.

So, if you want to read lots of Hemingway, may This was my very first Hemingway and I loved it! So, if you want to read lots of Hemingway, maybe don't start here.

View all 6 comments. So because of [concern over] the fruits of your karma, never shirk from it.

It has been praised as the epitome of virtue to do your duty regardless of the consequences: it has been severely criticised as the upper caste Hindu spiritual drug to force a person to follow his caste "You have control over only your karma: never on its fruits.

It has been praised as the epitome of virtue to do your duty regardless of the consequences: it has been severely criticised as the upper caste Hindu spiritual drug to force a person to follow his caste duties without contemplation.

Both views have their merits: but what they ignore is that, spirituality aside, this is what keeps most of us sane - having very little control over where we are placed as a cog in this huge machine of the universe, the best thing is to bite the bullet and press ahead, and do the best you can.

Hemingway's old fisherman, Santiago, would not have known the Gita. But he echoes its philosophy when he says: Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought.

But that was the thing that I was born for. Being born as a fisherman, his karma is to fish - it does not matter whether he manages to land anything.

Everyday he keeps on returning to the sea, because My big fish must be somewhere. Yes, indeed. Even while intent on killing one another, the contest is one of love as well as antagonism.

You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman. There is nothing personal in it, no pleasure or pain - just the inevitability of karma.

And it does not matter whether one wins or loses, whether one has the catch to show for one's victory - for the act of fishing is what is important, for a man who was born to be a fisherman.

Up the road, in his shack, the old man was sleeping again. He was still sleeping on his face and the boy was sitting by him watching him.

The old man was dreaming about the lions. Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose. Tomorrow is always another day.

One of the real gems of world literature. View all 22 comments. On the first glance, The Old Man and the Sea is a very simple story about a Cuban fisherman fighting against a giant marlin.

On the second glance You won't find any complex characters in this story, you won't find even the smallest trace of complexity. One can try to find symbolisms in this story and will most likely succeed , but as Ernest Hemingway said himself: "There isn't any symbolism.

The boy is a boy and On the first glance, The Old Man and the Sea is a very simple story about a Cuban fisherman fighting against a giant marlin.

A powerful tale about the efforts of a human being to achieve a certain goal and about how easy it is to lose what you have won.

And powerful it is indeed. I was familiar with Hemingway's writing style and his tragic life due to preparing a school presentation about him years ago and reading some of his short stories, so I was able to direct my expectations to the necessary direction, ultimately finding - as surprising as this may sound - a lot to enjoy in here.

I don't know if any other author would have been able to spend pages on a subject as simple as this although Dickens probably could , but Ernest Hemingway succeeded in the attempt, creating a timeless classic.

The language is not very demanding - sometimes even poor, if you look at the way he repeats himself unnecessarily at passages every writing adviser would cringe at.

And yet there is something powerful, endearing behind those words, something which lures you in without you even realizing it.

It is impossible to describe the atmosphere within this tale. Read it for yourself if you are open for classics without a lot of action going on - and this is a short one, a story I read in the course of two hours with interruptions - or don't if you need your complex plots.

For everyone else, I'd highly recommend it. View all 35 comments. The tail, excuse me, The tale of an elderly fisherman and his not so good friend , a 1, lbs.

They meet for lunch and immediately fight over the menu he wants the fish , as the main course. This disagreement causes some friction.

Boys will be boys. So eventually, the two, decide to take a long leisurely voyage , to cool off. What harm can happen? Imagine, Cain and Abel , without the brotherly love View all 20 comments.

He lives in Cuba and this was written back in , so the fishing is old school. I honestly can't imagine trying to fish like Santiago!

The old man goes off to find a big fish and he catches a huge one. On another note, since I talk to myself at times, reading about Santiago talking to himself didn't bother me at all.

What else is he going to do while battling the marlin and trying to survive in the sea?! I loved the tenacity of this old goat and how he would not give up.

Especially when view spoiler [the sharks showed up!! I was so mad at those sharks!! The old man does all that work, could have died while battling the marlin, and the sharks take his damn fish away.

Just goes to show you that the sea will likely always win! After eighty-five fishless days, Santiago hooks more than he bargained for.

Can he battle everything the sea throws at him to land his prize? In the interest of reading a wider variety of things, I snapped this up like an eighteen-foot marlin bites a baited hook.

It was definitely worth a read. And a Sea. It's man vs. Hemingway's language is spare but very powerful. I felt every wound and heartbreak along with Santiago and wa After eighty-five fishless days, Santiago hooks more than he bargained for.

I felt every wound and heartbreak along with Santiago and was nearly as worn out as the old fisherman by the end of the tale.

If you haven't already had the ending spoiled for you, do yourself a favor and steer clear of introductions, reviews, and Wikipedia summaries.

I knew the ending before I got there due to reading an excerpt in middle school and the experience would have been much better going in cold.

What else is there to say? It didn't win a Nobel Prize for Literature for nothing! However, The Old Man and the Sea has made me a believer.

Four out of five stars. View all 5 comments. I forget remembering my forgetfulness even at times, and things go irrevocably wrong.

But our dear brain, do quiver things with us, our memory is discerning in keeping things, and the only reminiscence I have in all its luminous shape is of the way to school, of the old man I used to pass in my way daily.

There was something in his eyes, even as a child I could sense that, or I was the only child who could sense that, because no other one seemed to even notice him, his wrinkled, weather-worn face had a pair of speaking eyes, they spoke as you looked into them, same as the Santiago of Hemmingway had "Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated".

Santiago and Hemmingway both are entwined together too much to shun the autobiographical acclaim of the struggle away.

Hemmingway, wrote his last work to restore the position of his literary genius, and succeeded undoubtedly.

The story, is quite simple one like the style of EH, even the principle heroism of Hemmingway novels is not prevalent here.

Santiago,is not to be expected to have macho expeditions, fighting supernatural forces, projecting immaculate masculine powers, what he is, is a man destroyed but not defeated, what he fights is life itself, and what he fights for….

Hemmingway is at his best while portraying the sea imagery, the sound, the air, the smell and sight, all seen through the words, and lived through the eyes of old man, are more like a character rather than objects, the sea itself is symbolized with life and all it has to offer, the treasures and miseries and sorrows for those who mistook her for a woman who can be wooed with hearty songs!

Santiago knows the skills, but lacks the fate, he is not to take the biggest catch of his life home, albeit his struggle of three days with mighty Marlin.

The ambivalence in the treatment of pride is very much vivid in throughout the novella. A heroic man like Santiago should have pride in his actions, and as Santiago shows us, "humility was not disgraceful and it carried no loss of true pride".

While he loved the marlin and called him brother, Santiago admits to killing it for pride, the excitement that stirs, the blood that rushes through those old veins while battling the mighty antagonist is unshakably nothing else, than a notion of pride.

Maybe I'm being a little dim in not appreciating something this important. I'm not appreciating the importance of this book.

But I can only look at it through my eyes. I can only relate my reading experience. The book covers 4 days or so of the Old Man's life as a fisherman.

Like many books from that period namely from American authors the major events are glossed over. It's a style that has not survived the passage of other influences.

This book could have been one of those books that are hated Maybe I'm being a little dim in not appreciating something this important.

This book could have been one of those books that are hated by students assigned to read it. Its short length is a big plus, yet I gave it 2 stars.

Perhaps I'm not finding appropriate words to display my state of mind. I just confess that it's a vacuum - that's how I see it.

The prose is modern sounding, but the subject matter is treated in an alien manner. View all 18 comments. Whether or not one enjoys this book is partly a matter of personal temperament, but upon re-reading, I'm convinced more than ever that The Old Man and the Sea is objectively Hemingway's best.

Here's why I think so: Hemingway's prose is deliberately minimalist, the sentences carefully stripped back.

In its best moments, I think his prose feels like looking into a clear water. The style doesn't obtrude or obscure; it has a lovely cleanness; so what's suggested underneath the words has the feel of Whether or not one enjoys this book is partly a matter of personal temperament, but upon re-reading, I'm convinced more than ever that The Old Man and the Sea is objectively Hemingway's best.

The style doesn't obtrude or obscure; it has a lovely cleanness; so what's suggested underneath the words has the feel of being laid bare.

It's a style that I generally like, partly for its novelty. What could be a more perfect match for this style than the simple fishermen of this book whose lives have a similar minimalist effect?

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