The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR In This Definitive Collection Of Ernest Hemingway S Short Stories, Readers Will Delight In The Author S Most Beloved Classics Such AsThe Snows Of Kilimanjaro, Hills Like White Elephants,andA Clean, Well Lighted Place,and Will Discover Seven New Tales Published For The First Time In This Collection For Hemingway Fans The Complete Short Stories Is An Invaluable Treasury

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid 1920s and the mid 1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954 He published seven novels, six short story

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  • The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • English
  • 17 October 2019
  • 9780684843322

10 thoughts on “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

  1. says:

    Nobody does short stories like Hemingway Moving between African savannahs, Spanish and French cities and various American settings, he always gets to the point Human hope and happiness followed by disappointment and loss.

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    Night Before Battle I was thinking last night, while we were watching M A S H , about Hemingway s preoccupation with war There is an episode of M A S H , not the one we were watching, where they make a thinly veiled attack on Hemingway s war writing A famous journalist author with a red beard and huge physical presence comes to the 4077th and has a run in of philosophy with Hawkeye and BJ I think it was BJ , and he s written off as a bloodthirsty exploiter of warfare.As a take on Hemingway, I think M A S H was pretty unfair, but it has made me seriously consider both in the past and again last night what Hemingway saw in war that made it such an important part of his writing And I think we see much of what motivates Hemingway in Night Before Battle Hemingway is interested, above all things, on what motivates people s emotions, and there are few powerful settings for overwhelming emotion than war And since war is an experience that Hemingway was familiar with at first hand he was a genuine hero in the First World War, after all , it makes sense that Hemingway would focus on war and its aftermath as the background upon which to set his examinations of human emotion.In Night Before Battle, Hemingway is dealing most poignantly with the emotions of Al Wagner, the Tank Commander who s convinced he will die the next day in an attack that he knows should not be made Al moves from feeling wet, sure that he will die and genuinely afraid of what s to come, to an acceptance of his fate But all around Al swirls a cast of wounded people making their way the best they can while fighting what most of them know is a lost cause We get glimpses of the emotional lives of a number of people the divisive Comrade in the bar, Manolita, a Spanish girl flirting with the English newspaperman, Baldy, the drunken pilot, and Henry the filmmaker None are as thoroughly drawn as Wagner, but they re all dealing with their own emotional despairs in whatever way they can.For a man who so many people imagine as the very symbol of American masculinity, Hemingway s stories reveal a sensitivity to emotions and understanding of pain that is unparalleled by his peers He just happens to use war as the touchstone for his examination of emotion, and it is difficult for me, in the face of a story like Night Before Battle, to see his work as a glorification of war.Hemingway didn t love war, he just happened to know it What Hemingway loved was how people responded to the horrors of war, soif anythinghe s glorifying the human spirit in times of adversity.

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    So, I didn t read the Complete short stories of Hemingway I wanted an introduction, I d always thought of Hemingway as..well, I d never really given him much thought He was just someone I wasn t interested in reading Lord help me, I can be dense I ve read about a dozen of the stories in this anthology I asked my husband for his opinion on which ones I should start with and I think that I ve read a fair sampling, I ll probably continue to pick this up every now and then and throw another one down Some of these stories are what I expected of Hemingway When I think of him, I see a large man, with a gun and a cigar and hell bent on killing something I see wilderness and war, I see the old sea captain and the disillusioned writer in the euro caf And sometimes I see my grandfather but that just might be the Gary Cooper influence I was expecting the hunting, fishing, wilderness angle and The Big Two Hearted River Part I II delivered with a yawn The morality of The Good Lion and The Faithful Bull was fine and dandy and the cleverness of Homage to Switzerland wasn t lacking These stories didn t give me that jaw dropping, must read everything effect that I so often hope for, but they were well written and entertaining. Mostly, they were short and bearable Now the ones that I can truly say blew my Havana lovin , Zelda hatin , Hemingway image apart were A Day s Wait, a quick 4 page story about a child thinking he is about to die and how he prepares for this I was impressed with the emotion that was so quickly and brilliantly emoted I remember when I was about six or so, I swallowed a penny and thought I was going to die It s not a good feeling, people I remember standing over my parent s bed trying to prep them for this I totally relate to Schatz.And the acerbic tone in The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, The Seeing Eyed Dog, Hills like White Elephants, and The Snows of Kilamanjaro were awesome I ve always been down with the cynical, the mean spiritedness, and this somewhat frightens me that I m so attracted to it, because I m really trying to be a better person Hell if I can t enjoy some of the nastiness My favorite of the bunch is the first story that I was told to read. A Clean, Well Lighted Place I m sure many of you goodreaders are already aware of this gem, but I have to say even late to the game, I was just stunned by it So short and so poignant So beautiful It makes me want to take on a sugar daddy so I can sit in European caf s mumbling nada y pues nada y nada y pues nada I m such a girl.

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    One time there was a bull and his name was not Ferdinand and he cared nothing for flowers. Hemingway s reputation precedes him a misogynistic, alcoholic, macho author whose maximum sentence length was five words Given all this, it is difficult to understand why feminist, vegetarian, and highbrow folks often end up reading and enjoying his work as I ve seen happen Clearly there is to Hemingway than his myth but separating the man from his reputation is especially difficult in his case, since the myth, however simplifying, has a substantial grain of truth The best place to begin this disentanglement may be his short stories Hemingway was an excellent writer of short stories, perhaps even better than he was a novelist, and these stories display his qualities in concentrated form More than that, the succession of tales allows the reader to see Hemingway in all his favorite attitudes, which makes this an ideal place for the critic to set to work The most conspicuous aspect of Hemingway s writing is his style He was, above all, a stylist and his prose has probably been the most influential of the previous century He uses simple words and avoids grammatical subordination instead of commas, parentheses, or semicolons he simply uses the word and The final affect is staccato, lean, and blunt the sentences tumble forward in a series of broken images, accumulating into a disjointed pile The tone is deadpan neither rising to a crescendo nor ascending into lyricism One imagines most lines read by someone who has been hypnotized, in a subdued monotone On the level of story and structure, too, Hemingway is a stylist He developed characteristic ways of omitting material and splicing scenes to disorient the reader Between two lines of conversation, for example, many minutes may have elapsed Characters typically talk around the issue, only eluding vaguely to the principle event that determined the story, thus leaving readers to grasp at straws The most famous example of this may be Hills Like White Elephants, a sparse conversation between a couple in which they make or don t a decision to do something or other Hemingway s most typical plot strategy is to fill a story with atmospheric descriptions and seemingly pointless conversations until everything suddenly explodes right before the end My favorite example of this is The Capital of the World, which is hardly a story at all until the final moments His protagonists who are, to my knowledge, exclusively male are most often harboring some traumatic memory and find themselves drifting towards the next traumatic event that ends the narrative The uncomfortable darkness surrounding their past creates an anxious sense of foreboding about their future which the events usually justify and this is how Hemingway keeps up the tension that gets readers to the end Hemingway is certainly not a writer of characters An experiment will make this very clear Read the dialogue of any of his protagonists out loud, and even Hemingway fans will have difficulty saying who is doing the talking In short, all of his protagonists sound the same like Hemingway himself You might say that Hemingway had one big character with many different manifestations Luckily this character is compelling damaged but tough, proud but sensitive, capable of both callousness and tenderness and, most important, highly original A much underappreciated aspect of this character, by the way, is the humor Hemingway had a dry and occasionally absurdist comedic sense, which can be seen most clearly in this collection in The Good Lion a story about a lion who only eats Italian food His stories circle tightly around the same subjects war, boxing, bullfighting, fishing, hunting, and desperate love affairs with alcohol ever present Without doubt Hemingway was attracted to violence But he is not a Tarantino, an aficionado of the aesthetics of violence Rather, violence for Hemingway is not beautiful in itself but a kind of necessary crucible to reduce life to its barest elements For with life, like prose, Hemingway was a minimalist and a purist And the essential question of life, for him, was what a man did when faced with an overpowering force whether this came in the form of a bull, a marlin, a war, or nature itself And the typical Hemingway response to this conundrum is to go down swinging with a kind of grim resolve, even if you d rather just not bother with the whole ordeal Nature plays an interesting double role in Hemingway s fiction as adversary and comforter Sometimes characters escape into nature, like Nick Adams going fishing Other times they must face it down, like Francis Macomber with his buffalo Yet nature is never to be passively enjoyed, as a bird watcher or a naturalist, but must always be engaged with as either predator or prey Of course you always end up as the prey in the end that s not the question The question is whether these roles are performed with dignity bravery, resolve, skill or without Writing itself, for him, is a kind of hunting, a hunting inside of yourself for the cold truth, and must also be done bravely or the writer will end up producing rubbish And even the writer ends up prey in the end eaten by his own demons This, as far as I can tell, is Hemingway s insistent theme the central thread that ties his other interests together And one s final reaction to his work will thus rest on the extent to which one thinks that this view encapsulates reality For me, and I believe for many readers, Hemingway at his best does capture an essential part of life, one that is usually missed or ignored But such a universally cannibalistic world is difficult to stomach in large doses Even within the boundaries of his own style, Hemingway has some notable defects He most often gets into trouble nowadays for his portrayal of women And it is true that none of them, to my memory, are three dimensional What most puts me off is the cloyingly subordinate way that many of the women speak their partners But what I found even uncomfortable was Hemingway s racist treatment of black characters, which was hard to take at times And as I mentioned in another review, I can also do with fewer mentions of food and drink These criticisms are just small sample of what can be lodged at him Yet even the harshest critic, if they are a sensitive reader, must admit that he is a writer who cuts deeply When Hemingway s story and his style hit their stride, the effect is powerful and unforgettable My personal favorite is the paragraphs in The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, when the narration switches to the lion s point of view Macomber stepped out of the curved opening at the side of the front seat, onto the step and down onto the ground The lion still stood looking majestically and coolly toward this object that his eyes only showed in silhouette, bulking like some super rhino There was no man smell carried toward him and he watched the object, moving his great head a little from side to side Then watching the object, not afraid, but hesitating before going down the bank to drink with such a thing opposite him, he saw a man figure detach itself from it and he turned his heavy head and swung away toward the cover of the trees as he heard a cracking crash and felt the slam of a.30 06 220 grain solid bullet that bit his flank and ripped in sudden hot scalding nausea through his stomach.

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    Review of short story Cat in the Rain , which record Goodreads has merged with the complete short stories don t ask me why I m not sure why this story affects me so much than anything else by Hemingway I ve read There isn t much to it just a brief conversation that is barely any conversation at all, a passing encounter with a hotel owner and a maid, a stray cat out in the rain And yet there is also a world of loneliness and displacement and isolation there, never explicit but bleeding between the lines so heavily that one can taste it As always with Hemingway, the impact of the story lies in the accumulation of little details The unnamed American Girl doesn t know any other guests she and her husband are the only Americans and presumably the only English speakers being abroad has taught me how isolating that is, even if one speaks the local language Add to that displacement the fact that she expresses great fondness for a near stranger, the elderly hotel owner, but all interactions with her young husband are they on their honeymoon are decidedly cold their marriage in a nutshell right there There is something about that image of the poor little kitty, out in the rain, trying to stay dry, which somehow sums up all that loneliness and near despair, and it s than she can handle, than I can handle Wanting to bring that cat in out of the rain quickly moves beyond an act of pity and, perhaps, boredom as that lost cat becomes a symbol of everything the American girl desperately desires I want to pull my hair back tight and smooth and make a big knot at the back that I can feel, she said I want to have a kitty to sit on my lap and purr when I stroke her And I want to eat at a table with my own silver and I want candles And I want it to be spring and I want to brush my hair out in front of a mirror and I want a kitty and I want some new clothes Oh, shut up and get something to read, George said He was reading again I ve seen this outburst interpreted as an expression of American materialism, but I don t think that s it at all She doesn t really just want silverware and candles and clothes these are the trappings of the quiet, old fashioned domesticity that she has done away with when she cut her hair short and went to Italy, but that now seems a haven To wear her hair in a heavy bun the way her mother and grandmother did, to have a house of her own to rule over and something small and warm to cuddle this is to have an established Place, a sense of belonging somewhere To be deprived of all this and be stuck in a strange place with a husband who doesn t hear her is bad enough to lose the cat, who would bring some small comfort, on top of it all just seems cruelly unfair I want a cat I want a cat now If I can t have long hair or any fun, I can have a cat It is beautiful that the story ends with the maid bringing in the tortoise shell cat, before we see how either of the Americans react, because it leaves the question dangling does having a cat actually make the sadness go away When I first read this story in college, during a peculiarly lonely time for me, it was like a lightning bolt through my soul Because I GET what the American Wife is feeling I want to go and get that kitty out of the rain and bring it inside and feel it purr when I stroke it and somehow, it seems, that will make everything all better.

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    I m a huge fan of all of Hemingway s works, but this one takes the top The stories in here are so moving, so real, vividly portraying all kinds of manifestations of human nature Could talk about these works forever Each story has so much meaning packed as densely as possible into every bit of text Any one could easily be analyzed for an entire semester in a college literature class I d love to suggest one, but to I wouldn t want to take away from any of the others each story has something new to tell.These works are an extensive philosophy and commentary on human nature They are sobering, brutal, tragic, poignant and beautiful You will learn about yourself from reading these As an even greater value, these works are a series of windows into Hemingway s mind and soul You can here him in every character s dialog, feel his thrall with every irony.I highly suggest this compilation for anyone, but especially for someone trying to better understand Hemingway, his contemporaries, or 20th century western culture.

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    I read this from cover to cover on a beach in Aruba, which was just weird, because somebody dies every ten pages or so It wasn t really in keeping with the carefree beach vibe we were going for But you really can t deny Hemingway I realize the man was a terrible husband and father, that his writing suffered in the end and that he didn t have the most highly evolved views of gender But despite all that, in his prime, he wrote dozens of truly great stories.At the small Midwestern evangelical liberal arts college that I attended, there was a lit professor who made the statement that Hemingway couldn t write emotion We were reading A Farewell to Arms, and the majority of students in the class mostly young women who were aspiring elementary school teachers agreed with her I spent class after class defending Hemingway to these heartless women, who read A Farewell to Arms as some sort of failed romance novel After reading through his short stories, I haven t changed my opinion Hemingway writes emotion beautifully His restraint makes it possible for him to convey the emotions of characters who for one reason or another don t demonstrate their emotions in obvious ways, much like huge segments of the human population Not everybody breaks down and cries like a girl as soon as something goes wrong I do, but not everybody.

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    Fishing Shooting Bull fighting Boxing Smuggling War Murder Skiing Big game hunting Love making Hemingway did most of these things Some of them he just observed with a keen eye In every case, his experience and or observation pays off This is just a wonderful collection of stories Even the unfinished pieces are well worth reading.

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    It s been a while since I ve read Hemingway and I wanted to revisit some of the classics The Short and Happy Life of , The Snows of Kilimanjaro and especially the Nick Adams stories and see how they held up for me I wanted to see if they still moved me the way they did when I was a young man deeply impressed and obsessed with Mailer, HST, Bukowski, Hemingway the larger than life American literary alphas with their brash prose, the booze, the guns, the women, the big game hunt for the perfect boiled down line of whiskey soaked, testosterone fueled bravado Hemingway s writing read a lot different to me now at 35 then it did at 19 The subject matter did not magically change over time guns, booze, machismo and women but there is a lot going on here than just that Things that I couldn t have seen between the lines with much less life under my belt at age 19 or 20 The sorrow of failed relationships, the difficult ladders and pitfalls that people climb, descend and confuse when navigating the treacherous territory of pride, dignity, disgrace and regret, the sinking of the spirit to fully have lived in and of the world of your time and then witness it changing before your eyes into something you comprehend less and less When I was younger the prose seemed like a bold and masculine statement, an angry and burning defiance against the world, now they seem elegant and clean, a sorrowful reduced wisdom almost like minimalist poetry or Haiku I found the author s heart to be much open, melancholy and freely given in the white of the page between the black exacting lines of text Perhaps I am simply able to read deeply now than I was at 20, I m sure that is true but Hemingway s work has also been so enduring in part because of this reflective quality A work that you can come back to throughout your life and consistently find different kinds of wisdom in each time must surely be the watermark of a genius The Nick Adams stories are a timeless, collective masterpiece They and much of the collected work here are a magical portal into another time in the world The last moments of the old world before the 20th century grinds up to the speed of light Most of the stories were written and set in the 20s and 30s before World War 2 From our vantage point in the 21st century they seem charged with the electricity of world wide historical and cultural change that is welling up above them in an unseen tidal wave about to block out their particular sun and then crash down and wipe everything that came before clean and roaring into a new world The tales of growing up in the wild and barely settled territory of turn of the century Midwest America, of hunting charging Bull Elephants head on with a rifle, jet setting in prop planes and ocean liners with great young artists and writers, the bull fights, the war trenches, mariticide in exotic locations, the adventures through old Europe it s all so distant from the plugged in, dialed up, speed of light world we live in that in Hemingway s deep, still, clear water prose the locations and the subject matter feel almost like myth or magic now It s a beautiful trip into another world, almost another dimension.

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    Hem writes wonderfully, wouldn t it be pretty to read so And so I did and pretty fast too How can these stories so rife w racial epithets Italians, Jews, Mexicans, African Americans, Asians, etc pass those eliding censors of P.C etiquette today And even for its time F__you s cock sucker Atta boy Hem., tell it to us slant ol sod Now I know where Jim Harrison got his hankering for onion sandwiches He even took a poke at Fitzgerald calling him a smoothie Of course Zelda has him at odds saying about him a fairy with hair on his chest phony as a rubber check haha

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