Thursday, July 8, 2010

"Soldier's Home." Ernest Hemingway.

Review: Krebs, home from the war, in a state of apathy, tries to avoid the complications of life.

Quote: “By the time Krebs returned to his home town in Oklahoma the greeting of heroes was over.”

Quote: “Nothing was changed in the town except that the young girls had grown up. But they lived in such a complicated world of already defined alliances and shifting feuds that Krebs did not feel the energy or the courage to break into it.”

Quote: “Vaguely he wanted a girl but he did not want to have to work to get her. He would have liked to have a girl but he did not want to have to spend a long time getting her. He did not want to get into the intrigue and the politics.”

Quote: “He did not want any consequences.”

Short Story Masterpieces. Ed. RP Warren and A Erskine. New York: Dell Books. 1954. 

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