His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon,
1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a
month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his
wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest
in -- and fascination with -- big-game hunting is magnificently captured in
this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the
chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking
to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes
alive on the plains of Africa. Yet Green Hills of Africa is also an
impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, and of the
beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the
incursions of man. Hemingway's rich description of the beauty and
strangeness of the land and his passion for the sport of hunting combine to
give Green Hills of Africa the freshness and immediacy of a deeply felt
personal experience that is the hallmark of the greatest travel writing.

Ernest Hemingway—Green Hills Of Africa

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