Sunday, October 23, 2011

Farewell to Arms

I read Farewell to Arms while in College in Connecticut. I had an enthusisatic English professor who was such a fan of Hemingway that he named his daughter Ashley after a character in the Sun Also Rises.

Re-reading it now is even more fun, because I now have first-hand knowledge of many of the placenames.
For example,
'I got drunk and slept until past Vicenza'-(Clare and I had a wonderful stay in the beautiful city of Palladio last year.)
The picture is from Stresa, with a monument to the famous Italian Alpine Regiment in the background.
Stresa features in A Farewell to Arms, and the hotel where Hemingway stayed is still there on the Lago di Maggiore lakeside.

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