For Whom the Bell Tolls, Hemingway

I didn't think much of For Whom the Bell Tolls at first, but it pulled me in and left me heartbroken. Somehow, with sparse descriptions and repetitive words, he made me feel the love between Maria and Robert with a clarity that made me feel sick for them. He made me despise Pablo and respect …

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What strange dialogue

I started listening to For Whom the Bell Tolls recently, and am wondering why everyone is so enamored with Hemingway. The story so far is engaging and well told, but it seems so... prosaic... which is not what I expected from one so universally praised. I'll give it time though, it is drawing me in. …