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by Robert W. Lewis,Robert E. Fleming,Ernest Hemingway


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It is based upon journals that he wrote while he was on his last safari. True at First Light was published in 1999. The book was presented as a "fictional memoir". Six years later the work was republished a second time as Under Kilimanjaro.

Robert Edward Fleming (born 1936), is an American literary scholar known for his work on Ernest Hemingway. He is a professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. Charles Fletcher Lummis.

Our intent has been to produce a complete reading text of Ernest Hemingway's manuscript. Working on it was both a privilege and a responsibility. To its readers, Under Kilimanjaro reveals a mature, tender, happy, and reflective Hemingway and offers a compelling, deliberately paced, subtle story of a place and time as only Ernest Hemingway could write it.

It is based upon journals that he wrote while he was on his last safari. Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and noted sportsman. His economical and understated style-which he termed the iceberg theory-had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. In 2007, it won the Eric Hoffer Award for Best Academic Press. The book is a presented as a "fictional memoir". Six years later the work was republished a second time as Under Kilimanjaro

Published by The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio (2005).

Published by The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio (2005).

Under Kilimanjaro is the last of Hemingway's manuscripts to be published in its entirety.

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“The sun was not up but that was because of the flank of the mountain it had to rise over and the light was gray but good and Ngui and I were walking through the grass that was wet from the dew. He walked ahead because he knew where the bait had been hung and I watched the trees and his back and the trail his black legs made through the wetness of the grass. We walked silently and the cold wet of the new knee-high grass against my legs was cold and pleasant. Ngui carried the old Winchester pump gun and I carried the Springfield and the only noise that I heard from myself was the light slopping of the tea in my stomach.”―Under Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

Accompanied by his fourth wife Mary, famed American novelist Ernest Hemingway spent several months in late 1953 and early 1954 on his final safari in Kenya. Their time there came to an abrupt end in early January 1954 when they sustained serious injuries from two near-fatal plane crashes in east Africa. While recovering, and back home in Havana, Hemingway wrote his “African book,” which is, by turns, an adventuresome, comedic, and thoughtful recounting of his final safari. In Under Kilimanjaro “Papa” colors real people and events with his lively imagination as he demonstrates his inimitable style, his deft wit, and his intelligent curiosity in this autobiographical novel about the land and people he came to love.

Completed in 1956, Under Kilimanjaro is part handwritten and part typed, with many of the pages heavily edited in Hemingway’s hand. He then left this manuscript, along with those for A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, and The Garden of Eden, in a safe-deposit box in Cuba, often referring to them as his “life insurance” for his heirs.

Under Kilimanjaro is the last of Hemingway’s manuscripts to be published in its entirety. Editors Robert W. Lewis and Robert E. Fleming believe that “this book deserves as complete and faithful a publication as possible without editorial distortion, speculation, or textually unsupported attempts at improvement. Our intent has been to produce a complete reading text of Ernest Hemingway’s manuscript. . . .Working on it was both a privilege and a responsibility. . . .Readers of this remarkable work will experience the mingled pleasure of revisiting the familiar and discovering the new.”

To its readers, Under Kilimanjaro reveals a mature, tender, happy, and reflective Hemingway and offers a compelling, deliberately paced, subtle story of a place and time as only Ernest Hemingway could write it.


Comments: (7)

Nahelm
I love this book...maybe others find it a bit rough or unfinished and perhaps it is- but you do find the one true sentence in this book. it is one of my favorites.
Fearlesshunter
Who am I to rate Hemmingway? This was an entertaining story of a period in Hemmingway's life in Africa. Told well with a fair amount of detail. It brought back memories of Kenya accurately. As an aside, my 8th grade English teach would not have approved of many of the sentences, but they worked well in carrying the narrative. I was disappointed in his treatment of his wife, who came off as an airhead, and of his African servants who were not much better. I am not a moralist, but I was appalled that he had sex with his African "fiance" the day his wife flew to Nairobi. Finally, this is an unfinished novel, and reading an unfinished novel is like having sex without an orgasm. Nice, but what's the point.
Thofyn
Drags along quite a bit. I could not finish it much past half way.

Compared with West with the Night, this one stalls just outside the hanger.
Jockahougu
I am about half way through this bok right now. It is a light hearted and funny story with plenty of action.
Arlana
One of the last books that Hemingway wrote. Shows his unique artistic style.
Andromathris
I prefer this version to 'True at First Light', the other posthumous fiction/autobiography published from Hemingway's manuscripts. There is more to wade through, but the prose is so beautiful he even makes his snarky comments about other writers a joy. This isn't the best of Hemingway by any stretch; his short stories along with 'The Sun Also Rises' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' are the best in my opinion. At this stage, Hemingway is dealing with issues surrounding mortality and the writing is much more petulant.

It is fun to see him rip a critic (an unnamed reader from Iowa), but at the same time it is the sort of retribution somone of his stature should rise above.

But these are small quibbles. Overall, the book is worth reading on its own, and I highly recommend it
Kahavor
"Under Kilimanjaro" is a welcome addition to the volume of work done by Hemingway and others on his two major African safaris- one in 1933 and then 20 years later in 1953. We're taken along with him and the native guides stalking lions, wildebeest and other dangerous, yet beautiful animals out in the wild, through dense underbrush, along rocky cliffs and down hazardous embankments to watering holes rimmed with zebras, hyenas and vultures, all in their native habitat. Hemingway loved Africa- and it comes out clearly in this book, which is a near literal transciption of his notes from the last safari which almost cost him his life in plane crashes on the return trip.

Striking in this story is how easily Hemingway turns a travelogue into a novel- something that is not easily done even by accomplished writers. The reader is taken along for the ride into the back country, far from any city or town, removed from the comforts of civilization- and endangered by neighboring warring tribes bent on capturing new territory and robbing anything they can get from hapless tourists. One is reminded of the travesties which have occurred in recent years to people travelling to these and other dangerous places around the world, where ruthless bandits have harmed and killed visitors in senseless acts of violence. In this book, you feel as if you're sitting there with Hemingway, waiting for the target to come into range... and knowing that your own life could be in danger.

"Under Kilimanjaro" is an interesting read- and a nice supplement to "The Green Hills of Africa" and also "True at First Light". In his final days, Hemingway often said in interviews that he had a cache of unpublished material which would support his wife and other heirs after he died. Well, his widow Mary Walsh died in 1986, 25 years after he committed suicide, but mankind is enriched and supported in our reading with this fine work.

-Gene Pisasale
Author, "Lafayette's Gold- The Lost Brandywine Treasure" and
"Vineyard Days"
I have always been skeptical judging the books published after his death and whether they really could be called Hemingway books since they were unfinished and unsigned by the author for publication.If a writer writes a story and that story is unfinished and considered for that reason by the author to be unpublishable, can you really include it the canon of his works?Will his reputation be affected by it as these books have undoubtably affected Hemingways? Have they at least created a perception in the value of his work from beginning to end?The Old Man and the Sea was the last book he authorized for book publication and anything that was published after (his death) should be judged as a curiousity and not a finished work to base a reputation on. Under Kilimanjaro is a work in progress. It was first published in a shorter version and called True At First Light . It is not a great book but it is entertaining and an interesting curio to have and to read.Now lets see the "The Garden of Eden" without the cuts(if you are going to publish these manuscripts do it the right way!) and the letters being collected written by the most influential literary stylist of the 20th century.Note added 08/2010; 1st vol of penn state letters project Vol 1 submitted and to be published next year.
Under Kilimanjaro download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Robert W. Lewis,Robert E. Fleming,Ernest Hemingway
ISBN: 0873388453
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: The Kent State University Press (September 15, 2005)
Pages: 472 pages