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The Torrents of Spring 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction Ed Edition, Kindle Edition
|Length: 96 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Publication date : July 25, 2002
- File size : 370 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 96 pages
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Publisher : Scribner; 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction Ed edition (July 25, 2002)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B000FC0VR0
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #672,343 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I see why you eviserated Anderson. DARK LAUGHTER? Florid. Loose.
Not all soft things deserve to be impaled.
When I first read 'Fiesta' I was linked with the book by an early reference in it to W H Hudson - one of my favourite writers. When I read 'Fiesta' a second time (and reviewed it for Amazon) I was intruiged by another literary reference that had meant nothing to me on my first reading - Ivan Turgenev. What intruiged me even more was that Hemingway had written this novel - 'The Torrents of Spring' - and Turgenev had written a novel called (in English translation)'Spring Torrents'.
But Hemingway is nothing like Turgenev, although the penultimate chapter did bring me some reminders. And then the literary references grabbed me again as Hemingway refers to Huysmans whose 'Against Nature' appealed to me greatly.
As Spring approaches in 'The Torrents of Spring'(firstly with a false chinook) changes occur in a number of character's lives - recoveries, disappointments, brief pleasures, radical - if temporary - alterations. Sometimes the changes are slow and dreaded, sometimes they are abrupt and unexpected. Whatever the case, life does go on - dreamily it seems to me. Turgenev's idea of a torrent much more closely matched my understanding of the word than Hemingway's.
Hemingway is easy to read. You will probably enjoy this light and amusing novel. I am less sure that it will be memorable. Not in the way Turgenev's 'Spring Torrents' is.