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monty-heying's picture
The Sun Also Rises survives as a classic as much because of Hemingway’s radical departure in writing style as for the content that made the book an immediate popular success in 1926. It roared into the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition, a generation reeling from the disillusionment of World War...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
The first line of a great novel tends also to have a lot of punch -- to "grab" you. My favorite has for a long time been "The Sun Also Rises." Its first couple of sentences manage to tell you a great deal about one of the main characters, but even more about the narrator: "...