The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

eBook - 2014
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Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. This collection, The Short Stories, originally published in 1938, is definitive. Among these forty-nine short stories are Hemingway's earliest efforts, written when he was a young foreign correspondent in Paris, and such masterpieces as "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Killers," "The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber," and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the American Midwest, this collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style -- from the plain, bald language of his first story, "Up in Michigan," to the seamless prose and spare, eloquent pathos of "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" to the expansive solitude of the Big Two-Hearted River stories. These stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the twentieth century.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014.
ISBN: 9780743237314
0743237315
9781476770192
1476770190
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Beat_Box
Mar 04, 2020

During the course of his writing career, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) had been the recipient of both a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize (1953/1954) for his contribution to the genre of literature. And, with that in mind - It is no question that his work is widely considered to be a significant influence on 20th century fiction in America.

This compilation of 28 short stories offers the reader a pretty good sample of Hemingway's overall output in the realm of mid-20th century fiction.

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maipenrai
Feb 24, 2019

I have never been a Hemingway fan. Although I have read his major novels, my favorite is "The Old Man and the Sea" which is really a "long short story". A friend encouraged me to give Ernest another chance by reading his short stories. My favorites in this collection were The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. The latter is kind of cheating since I have seen the film and knew the premise. Several stories reached my level of OK. I enjoyed the stories most which left me with unanswered questions. I liked Hemingway's appreciation of nature. I don't think I will ever be a fan, because of the misogyny and "macho" over valuation. I was going to excuse him for this because of the decades in which he wrote, but other amazing authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sherwood Anderson were contemporaries whose works did not glorify only the "manly". I am glad I read the stories but I had difficulty "bonding" with the characters. A book or short story do not reach my definition of "great" for me if I do not care what happens to the protagonist. I am probably a philistine, but Hemingway is not my cup of tea. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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milirick
Jul 29, 2018

This is a great collection of short stories. Many of the works are rare and there is a nice display of the chronology and scope of Hemingway's work which includes his rough, early drafts and the polished finished work. This is both a great book for its entertainment value, but also a good resource for those who want to learn about the creative process. Every story no matter what length displays the magic of the greatest writer of the last century.

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