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- Full Title: The Sun Also Rises
- When Written: Between the summer of 1925 and the winter of 1926.
- Where Written: Pamplona, Spain and Paris, France
- When Published: October 1926
- Literary Period: Modernism
- Genre: Post-war; expatriate; modernist
- Setting: Paris, France; Pamplona, Spain; and various other Spanish and French towns in 1924.
- Climax: Cohn fighting with Jake and Mike during the fiesta in Pamplona
- Antagonist: No single character serves as an antagonist; perhaps the most accurate description of an antagonist would be the meaninglessness of post-war living
- Point of View: First person; Jake tells the story in the past tense
The Sun Rises Over and Over Again. The Sun Also Rises has inspired many works of art, and many other writers have been influenced by its short, sparse prose style. And not only that—the characters of The Sun Also Rises continue to live on through different media: in 1956, the novel was made into a screenplay of the same name by Peter Viertel, and in 2013, was adapted for dance by The Washington Ballet.