Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway

By Ernest Hemingway

At the final day of his existence Colonel Richard Cantwell sits in a duck blind in Trieste, reflecting on his lifestyles as a soldier and reminiscing approximately his tryst with a tender Venetian girl named Renata. around the River and into the timber is the relocating account of 1 man's suggestions as he nears the tip of his lifestyles, considering a love that's more suitable than cause and the wonderful thing about Venice.

Originally serialized in Cosmopolitan journal from February to June 1950, around the River and into the timber takes its identify from the final phrases uttered by way of accomplice basic Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. Panned by means of critics on its book, it's now famous as a tremendous a part of the Hemingway canon for its depiction of ways guy offers with loss of life.

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Many Western towns sported an opera house on whose stage road companies might perform Dion Boucicault舗s London Assurance, Shakespeare舗s Twelfth Night, or lurid melodramas and sentimental plays about love betrayed and redeemed. Audience舗s tastes were promiscuous and undiscriminating; they rarely wanted to be challenged. Although theatergoers in big cities like Chicago and New York may have been more prosperous and sophisticated than, say, their Central City, Colorado, counterparts, they too enjoyed spectacle: gorgeous costumes, colorful sets, and musical ballads, as well as elaborate dance routines, risque repartee, or the tale of a villain saved by the love of a virtuous woman.

More thought followed, and then tears舒tears seemed justified, and the only relief in the world. (page 294) Š Carrie reported promptly and was given a place in the line. She saw a large, empty, shadowy play-house, still redolent of the perfumes and blazonry of the night, and notable for its rich, oriental appearance. The wonder of it awed and delighted her. Blessed be its wondrous reality. How hard she would try to be worthy of it. It was above the common mass, above idleness, above want, above insignificance.

1902 A new flagship Macy舗s department store, the self-proclaimed 舠largest store on earth舡舒with nine stories, thirty-three elevators, four escalators, and a pneumatic tube system舒opens in Herald Square in Manhattan. 1903 Suicidal, regretful over his marriage, and blocked in the writing of Jennie Gerhardt, his second novel, Dreiser enters a sanatorium. Henry James舗s The Ambassadors and Jack London舗s The Call of the Wild are published. 1906 Dreiser takes a position as managing editor of Broadway Magazine.

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