auctions |  biography | message boards | faq | links | bibliography | multimedia | exclusives | gifts | home |
Hemingway Travel Stickers

got Papa? shirts, mugs and more!
Custom Euro Oval Stickers
Oval Stickers and Euro Stickers

  Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  Search The ForumSearch  HelpHelp
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin
General Questions (Forum Locked Forum Locked)
 Ernest Hemingway Message Boards : General Questions
Subject Topic: Under Kilimanjaro Post ReplyPost New Topic
Message << Prev Topic | Next Topic >>

Joined: 01 October 2003
Online Status: Online
Posts: 105
Posted: 12 December 2005 at 2:15pm | IP Logged Quote Guest

Has anyone read it?  Is it any good?  Does it sound like Hem or is it some over-editied somebody else kind of thing?
Back to Top View Guest's Profile Search for other posts by Guest

Joined: 12 August 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 86
Posted: 12 December 2005 at 7:40pm | IP Logged Quote bookman

Let me preface this post by saying, in general, I'm against the publication of "unfinished" manuscripts, or ones that the author simply didn't feel should be published. It's not fair to judge any author on such things. However, in Hemingway's case, I do look forward to and read these things and some very good literature has resulted (Islands in the Stream, as a novel, and "The Last Good Country", one of my favorite Nick Adams stories, albeit unfinished).
I hate to say it, but Under Kilimanjaro wasn't one I could get through. Not over-edited,to be sure. It needed to be edited (and was in the edited version "True at First Light"). I put it down.
Part of the problem was I had read (and somewhat enjoyed) True at First Light, and I think that helped spoil Kilimanjoro for me.
True at First Light put the original manuscript in more readable form, in my opinion, but who knows what the master would have done with it, had he lived longer.
It's all in Hem's voice, and there are some flashes of the prose we admire, but definitely not his best work.
It probably is important in the study of the author's life, as it is generally a true account of the safari, but a tough slog as literature.

Edited by bookman on 12 December 2005 at 10:21pm
Back to Top View bookman's Profile Search for other posts by bookman

Sorry, you can NOT post a reply.
This forum has been locked by a forum administrator.

  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by Web Wiz Forums version 7.92
Copyright ©2001-2004 Web Wiz Guide

biography | message boards | faq | links | bibliography | multimedia | exclusives | gifts | home

All pages copyright 1996-2017 The Hemingway Resource Center &
A, LLC Website

Custom Euro Oval Stickers
Oval Stickers and Euro Stickers