Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Hemingway is a giant of American Literature. There are many great stories, including the following. Two Hearted River is set in the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan. Nick Adams is returning from war, he gets off the train near Seney, finding the town burned out, he continues on his way with his pack, establishing a camp above the river, spending his days fishing. In this way, Nick is experiencing the feelings from being at war and the sense of dislocation in returning. In 1919 Hemingway spent time in the area with three friends on a fishing trip. Indian Camp has young Nick accompanying his father, Dr. Adams, to help a Native American woman with a difficult birth. The story concerns a rite of passage for Nick, a young frightened boy who is made part of something terrible in the adult world. It also deals with racism and male attitudes of the time. Up in Michigan concerns a young inexperienced girl, Liz Coates, working at country café who develops a crush on the local blacksmith, Jim Gilmore. The Three Day Blow is set in a cabin on a rainy day where Nick and his friend Bill converse and drink. The men speak of the breakup of Nick’s relationship with Marjorie, who comes from an unsuitable family.— Deon Stonehouse
The complete, authoritative collection of Ernest Hemingway's short fiction, including classic stories like "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," along with seven previously unpublished stories.
In this definitive collection of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s short stories, readers will delight in Hemingway’s most beloved classics such as "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection, totaling in sixty stories. This collection demonstrates Hemingway’s ability to write beautiful prose for each distinct story, with plots that range from experiences of World War II to beautifully touching moments between a father and son. For Hemingway fans, The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.
About the Author
Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. His classic novel The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. His life and accomplishments are explored in-depth in the PBS documentary film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway. Known for his larger-than-life personality and his passions for bullfighting, fishing, and big-game hunting, he died in Ketchum, Idaho on July 2, 1961.