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The famous "Nick Adams" stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent — a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684169408
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Adventure stories, American
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction, American
Subject:
Adams, nick (fictitious character)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 1981
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8.015 oz

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