Dog Lover - very limited time online for the foreseeable future edited the description of The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Monday, January 30, 2012.
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber is a short story by Ernest Hemingway. Set in
Africa, it was published in the September 1936 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine concurrently with "The Snows of Kilimanjaro". The story was eventually adapted to the screen as the Zoltan Korda film The
Affair (1947).Francis Macomberand his wife Margaret (usually referred to as "Margot"), are on a big-game safari in Africa, guided by professional hunter Robert Wilson. Earlier, Francis had panicked when a wounded lion charged him. Margot mocks Macomber for this act of cowardice, and it is implied that she sleeps with Wilson.The next day the party hunts buffalo. Macomber joins Wilson in killing two of them and no longer feels afraid. The first buffalo was only wounded and has gone into the bush. Wilson and Macomber proceed to track the wounded animal, paralleling the circumstances of the previous day’s lion hunt.When they find the buffalo, it charges Macomber while he stands his ground and fires at it. His shots are too high, and Wilson fires at the beast as well, but it keeps charging. Macomber kills the buffalo at the last minute, while Margot fires a shot from the car. Her shot misses the buffalo and kills Macomber. 在《弗朗西斯·麦康博短促的幸福生活》小说中，作者叙述了主人公麦康伯的故事，细致地描写了主人公从懦夫转变为硬汉的过程。通过多种聚焦的转换、时序的变形和重复手段的运用，凸显了麦康伯人物形象的意义。是值得一看的海明威精品小说。
Shelfari edited the description of The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Monday, January 30, 2012.