“The Snow of Kilimanjaro” ( Eng. The Snows of Kilimanjaro ) - a story by Ernest Hemingway , published in 1936 . It was first published in the American edition of Esquire magazine in August 1936. It tells about the search by the writer Harry Smith of the meaning of life while hunting in Africa .
|The snows of kilimanjaro|
|Date of first publication||1936|
The writer Harry Smith went on an African safari , during which he scratched his knee and did not treat the wound with iodine . Now he is slowly dying of gangrene in a tent at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro , in Tanzania . The truck of the group broke down, the patient is cared for by his mistress Ellen, who is trying to get Harry to fight the disease, waiting for the caused plane. The protagonist is immersed in the memories of the war, of Spain , of Paris , where he met his true love, of a host of lovers, of a betrayal of his principles, which destroyed writer's talent. All this leads to the search for answers to eternal questions: why did he exist in the world and what good did he manage to do?
In the evening, death comes to the patient. His last dream was joyful: a plane flew in, Harry was seated in the passenger seat and taken to the hospital. However, suddenly the pilot turns and flies straight to the volcano. The writer sees the solemn snow-white hat of Kilimanjaro ... In the middle of the night Harry is discovered dead.
- Harry Smith is the main character, writer.
- Ellen is Harry's lover.
- Molo is an African battle.
- Comton (from sleep) is a pilot, Harry's friend.
In 1952, Henry King directed the Kilimanjaro Snow film in Hollywood based on the story of Hemingway with Gregory Peck , Ava Gardner and Susan Hayward in the lead roles.