Reading Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises: Glossary and Commentary
The first volume in this new series is Reading Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, by H. R. Stoneback. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway's first big novel, immediately established him as one of the great prose stylists and preeminent writers of his time. It is also the book that encapsulates the angst of the post-World War I generation, known as the "Lost Generation." This poignant story of a group of American and English expatriates on an excursion to Pamplona represents a dramatic shift in Hemingway's ever-evolving style. Featuring Left Bank Paris in the 1920s and brutally realistic descriptions of bullfighting in Spain, the story is about the flamboyant Lady Brett Ashley and the hapless Jake Barnes in an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. In Their close line-by-line annotations of and commentaries on Ernest Hemingway's major works, the volumes in the Reading Hemingway Series provide up-to-date, factual information and interpretive guidance for a wide variety of readers. Authors who rank among the best in Hemingway studies take the reader through the text, commenting on details that may not be recognized by general readers, students, or nonspecialist instructors. And with their careful scrutiny and nuanced reading of plot details, the volumes in this series will also be valuable to specialists in the field.