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Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa - 96 edition

Green Hills of Africa - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780684801292

ISBN10: 0684801299

Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway - ISBN 9780684801292
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 1996
International: No
Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway - ISBN 9780684801292

ISBN13: 9780684801292

ISBN10: 0684801299

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in -- and fascination with -- big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Yet Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, and of the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man.

Hemingway's rich description of the beauty and strangeness of the land and his passion for the sport of hunting combine to give Green Hills of Africa the freshness and immediacy of a deeply felt personal experience that is the hallmark of the greatest travel writing.