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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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. James Joyce once remarked: Indeed, it is one of the best short stories ever written Hardcover30 pages. Published April 1st by Creative Education first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book.

Oct 31, Florencia rated it it was amazing Shelves: What did he fear? It was not a fear or dread. It was a nothing that he knew too ilulminato. It was all a nothing and man was a nothing too.

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An old man drinking alone. A man that won’t leave, a young waiter in a hurry to go home to his wife and another waiter. It is as simple as that. The complexity that left me stunned lies beneath that simple plot that unfolds with the help of Hemingway’s characteristic style.

And, once more, the economy of words cannot tame the torrent of emotions that can take ove What did he fear? And, once more, the economy of words cannot tame the torrent of emotions that can take over even the most distracted of readers. Every mortal must face loneliness. They do it in their unique ways. Some people try to divert their attention away from the loud silence of introspection, so they focus on work.

Or they turn on the TV.

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Or run to their posyo or husbands, pitying those less fortunate, thinking that they will lulito feel that kind of despair. Forgetting about the fleeting essence of youth.

Some people pour brandy into a shiny glass, feeling the silence of the night in a clean, well-lighted place. For neither money nor youth are enough to banish despair from a too sentimental soul. They watch the rest of humanity facing their loneliness and try to provide a clean place with decent light to those in need. They face their loneliness helping other to face theirs, in the best way possible. It is an uncontrollable force that reduces the world to nothing.

A man in the vastness of this universe; nothing. A god in the mind of the desperate who cannot feel his presence; nothing. The human being trying to find meaning in the illumiato of human nature’s absurdity; nothing. My illumunato five stars are dedicated to nothingness. To an eternal search. To Hemingway and his detached writing that left me amidst the chaotic illuminsto of my room, contemplating nada. View all 19 comments. Aug 31, Michael rated it it was amazing.


Does Hemingway’s writing still have power? Can it still move us or does it seem hopelessly stilted and dated? I’d begun to wonder that lately so I picked up this short story and The rhythm of Hemingway’s descriptive language is masterful, his sentences like little incantations, and while the dialog might seem a bit stylized–you can’t quite imagine people talking this bne has a unique spare beauty to it nonetheless, like a stylized church painting.

There’s so much bound up in this sto Does Hemingway’s writing still have power? There’s so much bound up in this story–aging, loneliness, empathy, despair. It’s few pages contain multitudes.

View all 12 comments. I read this because I couldn’t sleep, and the people in this book, mostly old, illumknato want to sleep. I guess sleeping sucks, maybe there’s nothing much to wake up for, maybe they’re hardcore nihilists, maybe Hemmingway was illuminao while writing this. It doesn’t matter, sleeping sucks. May 13, Dale rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know that’s a big statement but I really believe it to be utterly perfect.

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 will stay with you forever. Oct 31, Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: A solid short story that addresses suicide, aging, and the importance of having a purpose in one’s life. As you can discern from my reviews over the past couple of months, I have a lot of problems with Hemingway and his writing. However, I appreciate that he tackles difficult topics in a way that confronts the darkest aspects of the human experience.

His work, including this story, emphasizes the importance of mental well-being, of connecting with one another’s hardships illukinato humanity. I hope we A solid short story that addresses suicide, aging, and the importance of having a purpose in one’s life.

I hope we can all find our own clean, well-lighted place – and that we can provide that place for one another. View all 3 comments. Oct 17, Mario rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am literally speechless. I’m positive that this is my favorite short story that I’ve read so far. But a few pages filled with loneliness, humanity, depression, empathy and indifference May 10, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing. Something very moving caught my attention as I was starting to read this: My first thought was: But this ant got away, vanished, before I could shepherd it with a finger towards its intended place of execution.

Ernest Hemingway, rich, famous and puloto book-writer and tomb-maker for ants and other creepy-crawlies, blew his brains out with a shotgun in hejingway he was aging and when he probably felt his creative powers were gone.

Twenty-eight years before that, he had written this and started it with this scene: In the day time the street was dusty, but at night the dew settled the dust and the old man liked to sit late because he was deaf and now at night it was quiet and he felt the difference. The two waiters inside the cafe knew that the old man was a little drunk, and while he was a good client they knew that if he became too drunk he would leave without paying, so they kept watch on him.


Hemingway didn’t say what has happened to the latter after the young waiter who wants to go home already and sleep refused him another bwne and drove him away. Instead, he shifts the attention to the two waiters, the old poxto finding fault in the younger one for what he had done.

The old one explains: Jun 21, Emma rated it it was amazing. A story about three men at different states of their lives; two waiters of a cafe one young, one older and an old man illyminato a customer. The old man is living in a state of despair and ;osto, having recently attempted suicide. The younger waiter is insensitive to this and just wants the old man to leave.

He himself has “everything”: He does not realize that not everybody has t “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is one of my favourite short stories by Hemingway.

He does not realize that not everybody has that because he is blinded by everything that he has. He does not realize hwmingway other people are searching for meaning, searching for a reason to go on living to the next day.

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Meanwhile, the older waiter sympathizes with the old man. He understands his loneliness, he knows how it feels to have nothing to go home to. In my opinion it is the older waiter that is the most tragic character in this story. We learn that he too suffers yn loneliness and despair and he sees the old man in himself and he realizes that he, too, will become just like the old man.

It is because of this that he wants to keep the cafe open because he knows that it is a clean, well-lighted place. It is clean and bright and can be a source of comfort to those like the old man and bens. It is not until they leave the building that we find the older waiter at a complete loss.

He finds no comfort in religion anymore and even though he tries to go to another building, it is just not the jlluminato as the cafe holding light and a glimpse of hope.

When he goes home he decides that it is just insomnia he is suffering from, and that “many must have it’. This proves even more tragic; even though people suffer from the same thing, they all go through it alone.