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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall & IBD; 1st Scribner Classics Ed edition (16 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068484463X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684844633
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,427,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899. His father was a doctor and he was the second of six children. Their home was at Oak Park, a Chicago suburb.

In 1917, Hemingway joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921. In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris where he renewed his earlier friendships with such fellow-American expatriates as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Their encouragement and criticism were to play a valuable part in the formation of his style.

Hemingway's first two published works were Three Stories and Ten Poems and In Our Time but it was the satirical novel, The Torrents of Spring, that established his name more widely. His international reputation was firmly secured by his next three books; Fiesta, Men Without Women and A Farewell to Arms.

He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing and his writing reflected this. He visited Spain during the Civil War and described his experiences in the bestseller, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

His direct and deceptively simple style of writing spawned generations of imitators but no equals. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.

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"A fine book on death in the African afternoon. . .The writing is the thing; that way he has of getting down with beautiful precision the exact way things look, smell, taste, feel, sound" (New York Times)

"If he were never to write again, his name would live as long as the English language, for Green Hills of Africa takes its place beside his other works on that small shelf in our libraries which we reserve for the classics" (Observer)

"This book is an expression of a deep enjoyment and appreciation of being alive - in Africa. There is more to it than hunting; it is the feeling of the dew on the grass in the morning, the shape and colour and smell of the country, the companionship of friends ... and the feeling that time has ceased to matter" (TLS) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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'In a class by itself-the country, at all hours shines bright and clear in these pages' Daily Telegraph --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Oct. 1998
Format: Paperback
I am a big Hemingway fan, but I did not expect much from this book. After all, Hemingway himself described it as an "experiment". However, the Green Hills of Africa turned out to be a surprisingly good read. Hemingway's description of the landscape, the people and the whole safari is excellent. He could, however made the description of the hunting itself a bit more exciting. His account of the hidden jealousies within the safari is especially interesting, and the passage(just a long sentence actually)about the Gulf Stream is simply amazing. I highly recommend this book.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Frank Daelemans on 14 Feb. 2002
Format: Paperback
...this is not an environmentally friendly, politically correct book; it is full of Hemingway's (true or perceived) self image of being a "real man". But that's the way Hemingway wrote and tried to live his life. If you don't appreciate that, if you can't place Hemingway's works into perspective, then read something else. For the others: this is a masterpiece. You live the story together with the author. His talent places you there: sweating, dusty, being excited with anticipation stalking game in the African bush. And you'll long to sit in the shade of a tree with a whisky too.
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By The Outsider on 14 Jan. 2015
Format: Paperback
Book 4 of my Hemingway marathon takes place in Africa on safari and features the big man himself big game hunting and pontificating on occasion about a number of subjects, including writing. It took me fifty pages to warm to it (I mean, get into reading it!) but once it took hold, I enjoyed it more than I expected

Feminists hate Hemingway and this book will show you why. It is an old fashioned tale of one man possessed by killing the biggest beasts, hunting red in tooth and claw - and that man is the writer himself. Imagine John Updike - no, he was a golfer - or worse still, Margaret Attwood, writing such a book! Hemingway believed in experience and living, and that was that. He laps up every experience as if it were his last. He describes everything he feels when he wants to, and spouts off his likes, prejudices and passions without censure. He is a man full of juice.

The hunts are very well described, seemingly formless in conception, yet there is a pulsating intelligence to everything, even the stupid things. Hemingway is a racist, no doubt, but a great admirer of certain black people (the Masai, in particular) and the individual guides and helpers, like M'Cola. He loves his wife, who participates sometimes in the action, but is often left behind. She seems to love Hem without any conditions (of course, he is writing the tale.)

This book is from 1935 (so Hemingway is 35ish) and the world seems so much different then, more violent, elemental and manly. It is not at all touchy feely about animals and not too happy with mankind, who in Hem's view 'ruin everything' -he means civilising. Here is a passage from the end of the book which makes it all clear. You have to pinch yourself when you read it...

'A continent ages quickly when we come.
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By suzanne on 20 Oct. 2014
Format: Paperback
I stumbled across this book and was drawn to it by an unfathomable pull. It was my first Hemingway read but certainly wont be my last.
Even though the idea of killing animals is abhorant to me I loved this book.His passion and enthusiasm is infectious and I was there beside him every word of the book.I have spent a lot of time in Africa which also added to my enjoyment.
As a novice writer myself I have found my muse.
I have almost finished Death in the Afternoon, which I think says much about his genius as a writer that this pacifist vegetarian devours his words even when the subject matter is about violence and death. I could read anything he writes simply because it is Hemingway.I plan to read many more of Hemingway's books.
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You'd think being about white men with guns in Africa killing animals would offend more people. But I suppose that, for once, true greatness shines through past little things like that. What I liked was how Hemingway didn't really set out to tell a story that began or ended, just a story. He didn't bore you with things not bearing on his tale--a month hunting in Africa, a real time in his life that actually happened--and how he painted a real picture of himself, of hunting, and of the beauty that was Africa. I'd risk saying that this is probably a lesser-known (or at least lesser-read) work of Hemingway's, but it really bears reading.
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A non-fictional account of Hemingway's African safari in 1933 - this book explores relationships and emotions in the safari group and conveys the excitement of the hunt. As ever, Hem's writing draws you in until you're almost sweating with him amidst the trees, desperate to get bag the largest game of the group. You get some insight into the emotions that drove the author, and he conveys very well the intensity and feelings of a safari (well, I guess he does this well, as I've never been on one!). Did not get a 5, as there are superior works in the Hemingway canon.
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I'm not a big fan of hunting, big game or otherwise, but I am one of Hemingway's. In this book what I most enjoy are the dialogues, the descriptions of Africa (maybe second only to Isak Dinesen's), and the musings on subjects as diverse as writing, the taste of that first drink of the day, even the island of Cuba. In fact, there's a passage in "Green Hills" about seeing trash from Havana being carried away by the Gulfstream which is so amazing and beautiful that it by itself is worth the price of the book.
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