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mercoledì 7 aprile 2021

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

 

 

His best. Time may show it to be the best single piece of any of us, I mean his and my contemporaries.” – William Faulkner.

The Old Man and the Sea, an apparently simple fable, represents the mature Hemingway at his best, and it is still one of his most read books. In 1954 Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style.”

Hemingway’s style was famously simple. In responding to a critic, he said “Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don’t know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.” Using these simpler and better words he tells the unforgettable story of Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman down on his luck, who goes out alone far from the shore in search of one last victory and catches a huge marlin longer than his boat. He is tested to the very limits of his skill and strength and returns “destroyed but not defeated.” This, of course, also refers to Hemingway, who, in his last years, was in constant pain from years of adventures and accidents but still able to do his best work. A classic novella that can be read in a single sitting.

Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899–1961) was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. He loved Cuba, where he had a home, and where he placed his Nobel Prize medal in the custody of the Catholic Church for the benefit of the local people. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—has had a strong influence on twentieth-century fiction. Many of his books are considered classics of American literature. Writer Richard Ford calls Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Faulkner “the Three Kings who set the measure for every writer since.”

 

lunedì 22 marzo 2021

An Alec Winters Series (4 book series) by Chariss K. Walker

 












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From Book 1: A young man is supernaturally transformed!

It all began when 17-year-old Alec, a New Orleans teen-jock, discovered a terrible family secret involving his younger sister, Catalina. Alec's ensuing rage and desire for retribution took over. His fury was the catalyst that propelled Alec into this paranormal change.

Good news! You can get the entire 4-book series in one download! ASIN: B07GB92GJ7

Was the Winters’ family secret instrumental in changing Alec’s life or was it his destiny?

As both angel and demon, he is a protector of innocent victims and a punisher of those who hurt them.

Prelude, a prequel to Crescent City, shares a behind-the-scenes look at Alec's life before that fateful night and gives little-known facts about Alec’s relationship with Sabrina, Chaz, and Danae.

This dark-urban-fantasy, supernatural suspense thriller is only the beginning of Alec’s controversial story as an angel and demon. You can read more about his life on the gritty streets of New Orleans in Crescent City, Port City, and Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged 4-book series.

Author's Warning:
Rated R: This dark fiction story - deals with elements of fear, death, and the darkest side of life and contains many emotional triggers. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.

Fans of the movie, The Equalizer and the television series Supernatural and Constantine will enjoy An Alec Winters Series.