Green Hills of Africa
"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave."
-- ERNEST HEMINGWAY
In the winter of 1933, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline set out on a two-month safari in the big-game country of East Africa, camping out on the great Serengeti Plain at the foot of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. "I had quite a trip," the author told his friend Philip Percival, with characteristic understatement.
Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's account of that expedition, of what it taught him about Africa and himself. Richly evocative of the region's natural beauty, tremendously alive to its character, culture, and customs, and pregnant with a hard-won wisdom gained from the extraordinary situations it describes, it is widely held to be one of the twentieth century's classic travelogues.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MikeFutcher - LibraryThing
A classic Hemingway read; a clean and precisely-written memoir in which he goes big-game hunting in Africa whilst also providing musings on life and literature. As a piece on hunting it is quite ... Read full review
GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA: The Hemingway Library EditionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A Hemingway son and grandson present a reprinting of their ancestor's 1935 work (Hemingway Library Edition) along with some illuminating supplementary material. First-time readers of Green Hills will ... Read full review
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