The Garden of Eden
Simon and Schuster, 25/lug/2002 - 240 pagine
A sensational bestseller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the last uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman. "A lean, sensuous narrative...taut, chic, and strangely contemporary," The Garden of Eden represents vintage Hemingway, the master "doing what nobody did better" (R. Z. Sheppard, Time).
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - LibraryThing
Hemmingway's prose is like a caress, beautiful and sensual and perfect in itself even if it has no deeper meaning. This is a joy to read because the writing is that good, and because the story has a quite unhurried quality which pleased me. That said, has there ever been another human being as frightened about the threat of assault on his masculinity? I don't think so, In the end I could not fall in love with this because he punted on filling out the women characters and instead made them caricatures, existing only to illustrate what can happen when a weak man allows a brazen woman (who wants to be a man, natch) to feast on his man essence. She kills his manly manliness (he doesn't even want a threesome!) She destroys his work is a symbolic bonfire where she actually torches his junk! (The ability to create good work apparently rests somewhere in the groinal region.) Is it misogynistic? I swear this is so over the top I don't even know. He loathes women, but he loathes men too. Is it pathological? That it is. Anyway...had the women been more developed this would have been better but it is still pretty magnificent.
Review: The Garden of EdenRecensione dell'utente - Gabriel Valjan - Goodreads
In the room he said to Catherine, "To hell with her." "No, David. She wanted to do what I asked her. Maybe she can tell you." "Fuck her." "Well you have," she said. "That's not the point. Go and talk ... Leggi recensione completa
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