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5.0 von 5 Sternen Klassisch und im Original ungleich besser
Hemingways zeitlos grandiose Geschichte vom kubanischen Fischer Santiago, der den Fisch seines Lebens fängt, ihn auf der Heimfahrt an Haie verliert und doch nicht aufgibt (wie könnte er auch, schließlich ist das, was er tut, sein Leben), ist so atemberaubend wie sie kurz ist. Eine große Metapher der Hoffnung und der Verzweiflung, des Verlierens und...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen A beautiful piece, but a poor performance.
When I got the audiobook version of "The Old Man and the Sea" read by Donald Sutherland, I thought I was in for a treat. Boy, was I wrong. Among the close to thirty audiobooks I've listened to up to this day, among which were free ones from LibriVox, that, I may add, outshine some of the commercial productions, this recording scored rock bottom.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Klassisch und im Original ungleich besser, 17. Februar 2003
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Hemingways zeitlos grandiose Geschichte vom kubanischen Fischer Santiago, der den Fisch seines Lebens fängt, ihn auf der Heimfahrt an Haie verliert und doch nicht aufgibt (wie könnte er auch, schließlich ist das, was er tut, sein Leben), ist so atemberaubend wie sie kurz ist. Eine große Metapher der Hoffnung und der Verzweiflung, des Verlierens und des trotzdem nicht Verloren-Habens.
Die englische Original-Version ist empfehlenswerter als die deutsche Übersetzung, und demjenigen, der ob der fremden Sprache etwas Sorge hat, sei gesagt: Hemingways im Vergleich zu vielen anderen Autoren recht einfach (aber dafür um so mitreißender) gehaltene Sprache ist auch für den Nicht-Muttersprachler durchaus zu verstehen. Und zu genießen.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Zweifelsfrei ein Meisterwerk, 28. Juni 2008
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Old Man and the Sea (Taschenbuch)
The old Man and the Sea ist wohl die bekannteste Kurzgeschichte von Ernest Hemingway. In ihrer Einfachheit und gleichzeitig voller Symbolik und sprachlicher Genialität hat sie Hemingway nicht umsonst den Nobelpreis eingebracht.

Die Geschichte handelt von Santiago, einem alten Fischer der vor der Küste Kubas nach 84 Tagen ohne einen einzigen Fang, endlich den Fisch seines Lebens fängt. Nach dem langen erschöpfenden Kampf gegen den Fisch, wird seine Beute auf der Heimfahrt zum Hafen von Haien gefressen, obwohl der alte Mann unermüdlich versucht seine Angreifer zu besiegen.

Die Geschichte vereint viele Elemente in sich, die Freundschaft des Jungen zu dem alten Fischer, die höhere Gewalt der Natur und den aussichtslosen Kampf sich gegen diese Gewalt aufzulehnen. Gleichzeitig behält das Schicksal Santiagos eine optimistische und hoffnungsvolle Note; obwohl sein Kampf aussichtslos war, hat er sich nicht tatenlos seinem Schicksal ergeben. Eben diese Verneinung der Resignation lässt ihn als wahren Sieger aus diesem Kampf hervor gehen.

Auch die Sprache ist einfach gestrickt, gleichzeitig jedoch wunderbar zu lesen. Dadurch das Santiago immer nur der alte Mann ist und auch der Name des Jungen in der Geschichte keine große Rolle spielt, haften der Geschichte fast schon märchenhafte Züge an, in denen nicht die Personen selbst im Vordergrund stehen, sondern ihre Taten und Kämpfe.
The old Man and the Sea sollte jeder der Interesse an Literatur hat, mal gelesen haben. Da die Geschichte nicht allzu lang und leicht lesbar ist, können sich auch Nicht-Muttersprachler problemlos an das Original wagen. Es lohnt sich allemal.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen What Is Defeat for a Person?, 14. Juli 2007
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Old Man and the Sea (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The Old Man and the Sea is Ernest Hemingway at his simplest, and most powerful, as a story teller. The sentences are short. The meaning is clear. The cadence of the prose advances your sense of what is happening.

An old man goes out fishing alone from Cuba and hooks the fish of a lifetime. This fish could make a lifetime of disappointments and setbacks all worth while.

After an incredible and exhausting fight, the fish is his. Now all he has to do is get it back to shore. Then the struggle really begins!

The Old Man and the Sea lets us see our own lives more clearly, by experiencing the challenge to and empathizing with the fisherman in this classic tale of man versus nature and man versus himself that explores the true nature of human nobility. What does life mean? What is striving for? From what do we gain our dignity?

Anyone who thinks that he who dies with the most toys wins will can learn a great deal from this story.

Even if the story was not so compelling and universal in its appeal and themes, the book is worth the trip just for the writing. Simple words combine into simple sentences that build into metaphors that pile on top of metaphors in order to make for a magnificent vista and experience for you. Seldom has so much complexity been portrayed with such simplicity. What's even more astonishing is how short this novella is. Amazing!

Just to let you know how much I love this book, I often use the techniques and concepts in The Old Man and the Sea in my own writing. Miscommunication is what people have the most trouble with in cooperating with each other. Any time you run into that stall, think about how Hemingway would have solved the problem. Tell a story like this one that makes the point you want to share. Then tell the story again and again. Thirty times or more, and everyone will begin to get it. When your listeners start telling the story thirty times to others, you have made an important first step.

Read this book, reread this book, learn from it each time, and enjoy ... enjoy ... enjoy!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen What Is Defeat for a Person?, 14. Juli 2007
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The Old Man and the Sea is Ernest Hemingway at his simplest, and most powerful, as a story teller. The sentences are short. The meaning is clear. The cadence of the prose advances your sense of what is happening.

An old man goes out fishing alone from Cuba and hooks the fish of a lifetime. This fish could make a lifetime of disappointments and setbacks all worth while.

After an incredible and exhausting fight, the fish is his. Now all he has to do is get it back to shore. Then the struggle really begins!

The Old Man and the Sea lets us see our own lives more clearly, by experiencing the challenge to and empathizing with the fisherman in this classic tale of man versus nature and man versus himself that explores the true nature of human nobility. What does life mean? What is striving for? From what do we gain our dignity?

Anyone who thinks that he who dies with the most toys wins will can learn a great deal from this story.

Even if the story was not so compelling and universal in its appeal and themes, the book is worth the trip just for the writing. Simple words combine into simple sentences that build into metaphors that pile on top of metaphors in order to make for a magnificent vista and experience for you. Seldom has so much complexity been portrayed with such simplicity. What's even more astonishing is how short this novella is. Amazing!

Just to let you know how much I love this book, I often use the techniques and concepts in The Old Man and the Sea in my own writing. Miscommunication is what people have the most trouble with in cooperating with each other. Any time you run into that stall, think about how Hemingway would have solved the problem. Tell a story like this one that makes the point you want to share. Then tell the story again and again. Thirty times or more, and everyone will begin to get it. When your listeners start telling the story thirty times to others, you have made an important first step.

Read this book, reread this book, learn from it each time, and enjoy ... enjoy ... enjoy!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen A beautiful piece, but a poor performance., 5. Mai 2014
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Old Man and the Sea (Audio CD)
When I got the audiobook version of "The Old Man and the Sea" read by Donald Sutherland, I thought I was in for a treat. Boy, was I wrong. Among the close to thirty audiobooks I've listened to up to this day, among which were free ones from LibriVox, that, I may add, outshine some of the commercial productions, this recording scored rock bottom.

Despite issues that sound like actual recording mess-ups, I've never heard such mumbling, not only not from a professional, but not from a recorded voice EVER. But not only does Donald Sutherland's voice lack articulation, it lacks accentuation as well. Add to this the impression that he's out of breath, and what you get is a monotone, airy, incoherent sequence of too fast sentences with too long pauses in between.

I give this three stars because despite the fact that I certainly did not get the experience I paid for, the prose was good. I'll just have to get my hands on the actual written word to fully appreciate it.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Interessant..., 8. Juli 2012
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Ich finde den Schreibstil Hemingways ja sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig: Mein Englisch ist sicherlich nicht perfekt, aber die Texte sind extrem einfach geschrieben u. durch kurze Sätze so gut wie immer direkt zu verstehen. Er beschreibt i.d.R. alltägliche Dinge u. das Leben von armen Leuten. Neben The Old Man and the Sea habe ich nur noch To have and have not gelesen, aber diese Buch war relativ ähnlich (sowohl vom Schreibstil als auch von den Handlungen/Themen/Orten. Aber: Ich denke, mann sollte es mal gelesen haben.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen What Is Defeat for a Person?, 14. Juli 2007
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Old Man and the Sea (Taschenbuch)
The Old Man and the Sea is Ernest Hemingway at his simplest, and most powerful, as a story teller. The sentences are short. The meaning is clear. The cadence of the prose advances your sense of what is happening.

An old man goes out fishing alone from Cuba and hooks the fish of a lifetime. This fish could make a lifetime of disappointments and setbacks all worth while.

After an incredible and exhausting fight, the fish is his. Now all he has to do is get it back to shore. Then the struggle really begins!

The Old Man and the Sea lets us see our own lives more clearly, by experiencing the challenge to and empathizing with the fisherman in this classic tale of man versus nature and man versus himself that explores the true nature of human nobility. What does life mean? What is striving for? From what do we gain our dignity?

Anyone who thinks that he who dies with the most toys wins will can learn a great deal from this story.

Even if the story was not so compelling and universal in its appeal and themes, the book is worth the trip just for the writing. Simple words combine into simple sentences that build into metaphors that pile on top of metaphors in order to make for a magnificent vista and experience for you. Seldom has so much complexity been portrayed with such simplicity. What's even more astonishing is how short this novella is. Amazing!

Just to let you know how much I love this book, I often use the techniques and concepts in The Old Man and the Sea in my own writing. Miscommunication is what people have the most trouble with in cooperating with each other. Any time you run into that stall, think about how Hemingway would have solved the problem. Tell a story like this one that makes the point you want to share. Then tell the story again and again. Thirty times or more, and everyone will begin to get it. When your listeners start telling the story thirty times to others, you have made an important first step.

Read this book, reread this book, learn from it each time, and enjoy ... enjoy ... enjoy!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen What Is Defeat for a Person?, 14. Juli 2007
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The Old Man and the Sea is Ernest Hemingway at his simplest, and most powerful, as a story teller. The sentences are short. The meaning is clear. The cadence of the prose advances your sense of what is happening.

An old man goes out fishing alone from Cuba and hooks the fish of a lifetime. This fish could make a lifetime of disappointments and setbacks all worth while.

After an incredible and exhausting fight, the fish is his. Now all he has to do is get it back to shore. Then the struggle really begins!

The Old Man and the Sea lets us see our own lives more clearly, by experiencing the challenge to and empathizing with the fisherman in this classic tale of man versus nature and man versus himself that explores the true nature of human nobility. What does life mean? What is striving for? From what do we gain our dignity?

Anyone who thinks that he who dies with the most toys wins will can learn a great deal from this story.

Even if the story was not so compelling and universal in its appeal and themes, the book is worth the trip just for the writing. Simple words combine into simple sentences that build into metaphors that pile on top of metaphors in order to make for a magnificent vista and experience for you. Seldom has so much complexity been portrayed with such simplicity. What's even more astonishing is how short this novella is. Amazing!

Just to let you know how much I love this book, I often use the techniques and concepts in The Old Man and the Sea in my own writing. Miscommunication is what people have the most trouble with in cooperating with each other. Any time you run into that stall, think about how Hemingway would have solved the problem. Tell a story like this one that makes the point you want to share. Then tell the story again and again. Thirty times or more, and everyone will begin to get it. When your listeners start telling the story thirty times to others, you have made an important first step.

Read this book, reread this book, learn from it each time, and enjoy ... enjoy ... enjoy!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen "We must kill our brothers", 21. Januar 2007
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Old Man and the Sea (Audio CD)
I really enjoyed the movie (1990) with Anthony Quinn as Santiago. So I decided it was time to read the book. Well I found the book and the movie paralleled pretty well. How ever I was getting bored with the book. He kept going on and on about Joe Dimaggio's bone spur.

There were a few places that made me squeamish. One such place is when he gutted a dolphin and had his face stuck in it.

The story is too short to go into detail without revealing the surprises; however it is about (you guessed it) an old fisherman, that should be over the hill, going out to sea from Cuba to catch fish. He has 84 days of bad luck and with any luck this is about to change (or is it?)

The reader helps bring the story to life.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen What Life is All About, 20. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Old Man and the Sea (Taschenbuch)
I read this book at one go at a local bookshop. It's bad that I did it but how could one stop reading when one's heart is captured the first instance one lay one's eyes on the first sentence of the book? Pausing will only result in breaking the feel the book gives me and to continue later will not give me back the same feeling. I know that.
This book is about an old Cuban fisherman, yes. But to me it is much more than that. It's about how one struggles in life just to live and also at the same time how one could appreciate what one has and treasure the pleasures that one is lucky to be bestowed from time to time. It's also about determination and perseverance, of how one should never let go without a good fight. For those who has been a warrior, this book will ring deep in the heart.
The prose that Hemingway employ is extremely simple yet beautiful. Conveying beautiful messages in simple sentences is not easy but in this little novella, one can see ample demonstration on how a master of prose employs it so elegantly. Read it and feel good about it. If you're as unlucky as the old man one day, this book will surely be your best companion as it is as real and as good as it can get.
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