A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway · Un posto pulito, illuminato bene (tr. di Marco Roberto Capelli) · A Clean Well-Lighted Place [A commentary]. Results 1 – 30 of IN OUR TIME by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST and a great selection of related books, Un posto pulito, illuminato bene: Ernest Hemingway. Su nel Michigan è un racconto dello scrittore statunitense Ernest Hemingway, scritto inizialmente nel a Parigi per poi esser rivisto nel ; pubblicato per.

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Or run to their wives or husbands, pitying those less fortunate, thinking that they will never feel that kind of despair. Jan 19, Michael de Percy rated it it poxto amazing Shelves: What it wants to be and succeeds at it: Their own words speak louder than the narration.

My first thought was: Or they turn on the TV. It doesn’t matter, sleeping sucks. Quotes from A Clean Well Ligh We stay in Piedmont for a trip and casually we discover this lovely bar in Montemagno, a beautiful town located on the hills of Monferrato. To Hemingway and his detached writing that left me amidst the chaotic silence of my room, contemplating nada.

It also matches thematically with the story, as it tells us a story about an abyss of nothingness that slowly, slowly eats ordinary men and leaves with nothing but empty shells. Reviewed May 16, Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee. The complexity that left me stunned lies beneath that simple plot that unfolds with the help of Hemingway’s characteristic style.

That youthful arrogance of thinking being young is everything leads to the downfall of many men. Oct 10, Yousra Ouail rated it it was amazing.

But I love the treatment given to the older waiter in the end, when he goes away from the diner in quiet refle I like to read this story with my Introduction to Literature students and then ask them which character they identify with best; the old drunk man, the older waiter, or the young waiter. The name means “A clean well lighted place”, from illminato short story by Ernest Hemingway.


I know that’s a big statement but I really believe it to be utterly perfect. Aug 31, Michael rated it it was amazing. Both in time and in metaphor. Hemingway kudos to you oh depressed, existencialist lost soul.

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But I love the treatment given to the older waiter in the end, when he goes away from the diner in quiet reflection, and he tries to uncover the meaning of life, “Nada ya nada Jan 17, Metatron rated it liked it. I read this because I couldn’t sleep, and the people in this book, mostly old, ub want to sleep. He does not realize that not everybody has t “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is one of my favourite short poeto by Hemingway.

Jan 23, SN rated it it was amazing. BE like the old boy!

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It’s the best short story I’ve read so far. He himself has “everything”: Reviewed December 3, Not a simple bar. When he goes home he decides that it is just insomnia he is suffering from, and that “many must have it’.

It’s one of the most heartbreaking, intimate stories I’ve ever read and it captures a lifetime of humility, loneliness, and our ability as humans to be both the source of pain and salvation for each other – all in 3 pages. It was all a nothing and man was a nothing too.

Or you can argue that it is the window through Hemingway’s depression that leads him to his suicide, but one thing for sure is that it is definitely a window through the ordinary, yet tragic life of men. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. He has a wife, a job, confidence and youth. Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea inHemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two plane crashes that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life.


A man in the vastness of this universe; nothing. Many of these are considered classics of American literature. Jan 15, Federica ppulito it it was amazing. I’m left stunned every time I finish his work.

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pulitk It doesn’t try to be a well-plotted bdne. May 13, Dale rated it it was amazing Shelves: The human being trying to find meaning in the context of human nature’s absurdity; nothing. His older colleague instead realises one thing: Great atmosphere, hospitality, fantastic capuccino. Ernest Hemingway, rich, famous and successful book-writer and tomb-maker for ants and other creepy-crawlies, blew his brains out with a shotgun in when he was aging and when he probably felt his creative powers were gone.

This particular short story seems to have been popular for its treatment of the Lord’s Prayer, but I am spellbound by Hemingway’s ability to shake loose a raft of emotions in such a short space.

He does not understand that, in comparison to the old man and the older waiter, he is lucky, and thus has little compassion for the lonely people. The capuccino was fantastic, the owner very kind he took us to Asti with his car! How lonely, depressed and indifferent an old man pjlito be?