The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

The Fifth Column and the First Forty Nine Stories Hemingway s first forty nine stories and play

  • Title: The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories
  • Author: Ernest Hemingway
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hemingway s first forty nine stories and play.

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    1. I'm not the biggest fan of Ernest Hemingway, but I was in Tokyo's famous Jimbocho district and I'd finally found an English-language bookstore, a second-storey nook disconcertingly named "Bondi Books" that sold vintage and antiques, and I didn't feel like leaving empty-handed. So I picked up this cheap Hemingway anthology, and I'm glad I did, because it was quite good and I think I'm starting to understand him as a writer.The First 49 Stories is, obviously, a collection of Hemingway's first fort [...]

    2. It's easy to talk in cliches about Hem. His stories are as much about what's not said as what's said, for instance. Nothing happens in many of the stories. Lots of them are two or three pages long. Almost without fail, they are about bullfighting, the Spanish revolution, or fishing (or some combination thereof). But there are many moments of breathless writing in these first 50 of his stories that show his genius as well as his long-form work. The closing story, "Fathers and Sons" is particularl [...]

    3. As many before me have discovered, these are among the best short stories ever written. Don't be fooled by the title: This is not beginner's stuff, this is short story writing of the very highest caliber. It includes such famous works as "Big Two Hearted River", "A clean, well-lighted place", "The light of the world" etc, all of which have been standard fare in hundreds and hundreds of literary classes.And for good reason. Forget all the fake papa-Hemingway machismo and dive into these stories w [...]

    4. For now I'm just going to read "Big Two-Hearted River" (parts 1 and 2) which I've heard so much about and plan on visiting that river soon.8/29/14: Finally got around to reading it, and good thing I wasn't reclining or I would have been asleep. While I thoroughly enjoyed my recent trip to the mouth of the Two-Hearted River, the story does not live up to expectations. I recognize that Hemingway's clipped prose style (which, I notice, particularly comes out in his short stories rather than his nov [...]

    5. I enjoyed reading this compilation of Hemingway's earliest work, though the immaturity of his skills shows in the nearly complete absence of plot and characterization. His mastery of description nonetheless makes most of these "stories" well-worn reading.

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