The Sun Also Rises Author:Ernest Hemingway From Amazon Review: "The Sun Also Rises first appeared in 1926, and yet it's as fresh and clean and fine as it ever was, maybe finer." — From the first page, "Robert Cohn was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton. Do not think that I am very much impressed by that as a boxing title, but it meant a lot to Cohn. He cared nothing for boxing... more », in fact he disliked it, but he learned it painfully and thoroughly to counteract the feeling of inferiority and shyness he had felt on being treated as a Jew at Princeton. There was an inner comfort in knowing he could knock down anybody who was snotty to him . . ."
Behind the title page, "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever... The sun also ariseth and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose..." -Ecclesiastes« less
The Sun Also Rises is quintessential Hemingway, and is the book that made me fall in love with his writing style. It is a novel of a lost generation written in the clean and crisp way Hemingway was famous for. A must-read classic.