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Men Without Women

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ISBN13: 9780684825861
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CLASSIC SHORT STORIES FROM THE MASTER OF AMERICAN FICTION

First published in 1927, Men Without Women represents some of Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these fourteen stories, Hemingway begins to examine the themes that would occupy his later works: the casualties of war, the often uneasy relationship between men and women, sport and sportsmanship. In "Banal Story," Hemingway offers a lasting tribute to the famed matador Maera. "In Another Country" tells of an Italian major recovering from war wounds as he mourns the untimely death of his wife. "The Killers" is the hard-edged story about two Chicago gunmen and their potential victim. Nick Adams makes an appearance in "Ten Indians," in which he is presumably betrayed by his Indian girlfriend, Prudence. And "Hills Like White Elephants" is a young couple's subtle, heartwrenching discussion of abortion. Pared down, gritty, and subtly expressive, these stories show the young Hemingway emerging as America's finest short story writer.

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First published in 1927, MEN WITHOUT WOMEN represent some of Ernest Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these 14 stories, Hemingway begins to examine themes that would occupy his later works--casualties of war, uneasy relationships between men and women, and sport and sportsmanship. These stories show the young Hemingway emerging as America's finest short story writer.

About the Author

Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers; like Mark Twain, Hemingway is one of those rare authors most people know about, whether they have read him or not. The difference is that Twain, with his white suit, ubiquitous cigar, and easy wit, survives in the public imagination as a basically, lovable figure, while the deeply imprinted image of Hemingway as rugged and macho has been much less universally admired, for all his fame. Hemingway has been regarded less as a writer dedicated to his craft than as a man of action who happened to be afflicted with genius. When he won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Time magazine reported the news under Heroes rather than Books and went on to describe the author as "a globe-trotting expert on bullfights, booze, women, wars, big game hunting, deep sea fishing, and courage." Hemingway did in fact address all those subjects in his books, and he acquired his expertise through well-reported acts of participation as well as of observation; by going to all the wars of his time, hunting and fishing for great beasts, marrying four times, occasionally getting into fistfights, drinking too much, and becoming, in the end, a worldwide celebrity recognizable for his signature beard and challenging physical pursuits.

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Contents

The Undefeated

In Another Country

Hills Like White Elephants

The Killers

Che Ti Dice La Patria?

Fifty Grand

A Simple Enquiry

Ten Indians

A Canary for One

An Alpine Idyll

A Pursuit Race

Today Is Friday

Banal Story

Now I Lay Me

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lukas, December 29, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)
Is it possible to read Hemingway with anything like objectivity? Probably not. His image/persona, which you may like or dislike (I'm in the latter camp), is inseparable from his work and colors it. That said, this short story collection, originally published in 1927, is a good place to start for the novice and contains some of his best-loved stories: "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Killers" and "In Another Country." Perhaps the oddest entry isn't a story but a brief play about Roman soldiers who were at Christ's crucifixion. Also check out "In Our Time" and "The Nick Adams Stories."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684825861
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Hemingway, Ernest
Subject:
Adams, nick (fictitious character)
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Adams, Nick (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Adams, Nick
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 35
Publication Date:
February 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 4.76 oz

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1927, MEN WITHOUT WOMEN represent some of Ernest Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these 14 stories, Hemingway begins to examine themes that would occupy his later works--casualties of war, uneasy relationships between men and women, and sport and sportsmanship. These stories show the young Hemingway emerging as America's finest short story writer.
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