The Sun Also Rises: favorite passages from the 1926 Ernest Hemingway classic

While taking train rides between the northeast section of Spain en route to meeting up with old friends at the San Fermin Festival, there is nothing else to be read other than the 1926 classic novel ‘The Sun Also Rises‘ from Ernest Hemingway, which follows a similar route.

Though some of Hemingway’s other works are seen as challenging, this is more approachable — if a major story line can easily be lost in the first reading, at least for me. Still, the theme of the savagery of love, life and bullfighting seemed to easily hit home. Though bullfighting and the running of the bulls have gone on for centuries, it was Hemingway who helped inspire the romanticism of the sport and festival that attracts people like myself, so it felt right to read it while traveling.

The first third of the book seemed like a period piece. The second third set up the real story for me, and the last third was really the beautiful novel I came to expect.

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