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By Ernest Hemingway

At the final day of his existence Colonel Richard Cantwell sits in a duck blind in Trieste, reflecting on his lifestyles as a soldier and reminiscing approximately his tryst with a tender Venetian lady named Renata. around the River and into the timber is the relocating account of 1 man's innovations as he nears the top of his existence, considering a love that's more advantageous than cause and the great thing about Venice.

Originally serialized in Cosmopolitan journal from February to June 1950, around the River and into the bushes takes its identify from the final phrases uttered by way of accomplice basic Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. Panned by means of critics on its ebook, it's now well-known as an incredible a part of the Hemingway canon for its depiction of ways guy bargains with dying.

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E quella a me : « Nessun maggior dolore che ricordarsi del tempo felice 123 ne la miseria; e cio sa 'I tuo dottore. Ma s'a conoscer la prima radice de! nostro amor tu hai cotanto affetto, 126 diro come colui che piange e dice. Noi leggiavamo un giorno per diletto di Lancialotto come amor lo strinse ; 129 soli eravamo e sanza alcun sospetto. Per piu fiate Ii occhi ci sospinse quella lettura, e scolorocci ii viso; 132 ma solo un punto fu quel che ci vinse. Quando leggemmo ii dislato riso esser basciato da cotanto amante, 13; questi, che mai da me non fia diviso, la bocca mi bascio tutto tremante.

II faut avoir peur seulement de ces choses qui ont pouvoir de faire mal a autrui ; 90 des autres non, car elles ne sont pas redoutables. Je suis faite par Dieu, et par sa grace, telle que votre misere ne peut me toucher, 93 et que la flamme de cet incendie ne m'atteint pas. Une noble dame est au ciel qui a pitie de la detresse oil je t'envoie, % si bien qu'elle brise la dure loi d'en haut. Or cette dame a appele Lucie et lui a dit : - Ton fidele a maintenant besoin 99 de toi, et moi, a toi je le recommande - .

Hospice de douleur », me dit Minos quand ii me vit, en oubliant de remplir son office, « vois comme tu entres, et a qui tu te fies; que l'ampleur de l'entree ne t'abuse ! » Alors mon guide : « Pourquoi cries-tu? 'on veut, et ne demande pas davantage. >r A present commencent Jes notes douloureuses a se faire entendre; a present je suis venu Ia ou Jes pleurs me frappent. 60 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 51 60 63 INFERNO Io venni in loco d'ogne luce muto, che mugghia come fa mar per tempesta, se da contrari venti e combattuto.

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