Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway audiobook

Green Hills of Africa

By Ernest Hemingway
Read by Josh Lucas

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.00 Hours Unabridged
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The rugged beauty of Africa as experienced through the eyes of Hemingway His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in -- and fascination with -- big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Yet Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, and of the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man.

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The rugged beauty of Africa as experienced through the eyes of Hemingway

His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in -- and fascination with -- big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Yet Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, and of the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ernest Hemingway went to Africa to shoot the bounding kudu and the ungainly rhinoceros and to reply to his critics. The result of this trip is Green Hills of Africa.” New York Times
“Landscapes, people, animals, fear of failure—everything is real in an autobiographical text that exceeds the expectations of fiction. From the world civilization that left behind, to the aridity of the savannah, Green Hills of Africa is a book entirely true.”  Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Contains some of the best writing Ernest Hemingway has done—and is a delightful human document, natural, humorous, graphic in the swift characterizations and the original sidelights on his companions.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English