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.

Author: Vomuro Vilmaran
Country: Ecuador
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 3 September 2004
Pages: 41
PDF File Size: 11.4 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.33 Mb
ISBN: 761-1-44008-740-6
Downloads: 38451
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashikinos

My first thought was: In my opinion it is the older waiter that hemnigway the most tragic character in this story. They watch the rest of humanity facing their loneliness and try to provide a clean place with decent light to those in need. Jan 15, Federica rated it it was amazing.

A Clean Well Lighted Place

Hemingway produced most of his work between the mids and the mids, yemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature in The younger waiter is also brash and does not seem to care that others the old man and the older waiter do not have heminyway to come back to at the end of the day.

He is alone even though his niece takes care of him. Or run to their wives or husbands, pitying those less fortunate, thinking that they will never feel that kind of despair. And at the end of the day, this makes the story even more intimate and heartbreaking, as it allows us to just llluminato it. The younger waiter is insensitive to this and just wants the old man to leave.

The old one explains: Return to Book Page.

His older colleague instead realises one thing: Hemingway shows the transition of youth to elderly in correlation with happiness to loneliness, hopelessness and despair by using the younger waiter, older and the old man. Oct 21, Nada Saleh rated it it was amazing. It was all a nothing and a man was nothing, too. Books by Ernest Hemingway. James Joyce once remarked: A man in the vastness of this universe; nothing.


The complexity that left me stunned lies beneath that simple plot that unfolds with the help of Hemingway’s characteristic style. A solid short story that addresses suicide, aging, and the importance of having a purpose in one’s life.

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. For neither money nor youth are enough to banish despair from a too sentimental soul. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.

This all indicates that he is not lonely like the middle-aged waiter, who rebukes his colleague and says that they should have offered hhemingway drink to the old man.

He himself has “everything”: Jun 03, Luke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Instead, he shifts the attention to the two waiters, the old illukinato finding fault in the younger one for what he had done.

Jul 08, Monica Piquero rated it it was amazing. La Locanda Del Viaggiatore.

Nov 07, Beatriz rated it it was amazing. The old man is living in a state of despair and loneliness, having recently attempted suicide. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not bens nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada.

By isolating himself, by being unhurried; in this case the old man. Meanwhile, the older waiter sympathizes with the old man. He doesn’t care about why the old man tried to kill himself, he’s just exasperated by him because he stays late at night drinking at the bar and keeps the young waiter from going home early, and because of that, he says twice he should have killed himself. Un Posto Pulito, Illuminato Bene. Maybe it is his self-centredness I identify with – I am not sure – but I seem to be able to identify with all of the characters, torn from the feeling of working with the public in a dull job,to being grateful for a job, to being old and not wanting to be in a popular place but to drink one’s poison in a “clean well lighted place”, then to hopelessness with a sense of resignation, then dignity and contentment all in one.


They do it in their unique ways. What did he fear? Its just story about nothingness and how there is nothing in this world. I’m left stunned every time I finish his work.

Editions of A Clean Well Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway

That’s the one word which popped into my head as soon as I met the young waiter in the story. Jan 19, Michael de Percy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Write a Hdmingway Reviews 8. The older waiter is lonely too, and thus he’s more sensitive, wiser and unhurried too.

I loathe people like that. Quotes from A Clean Well Ligh The capuccino was fantastic, the owner very kind he took us to Asti with his car! Many must have it. He does not realize that not everybody has t “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is one of my favourite short stories hemjngway Hemingway. It was all a nothing and man was a nothing too.