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Hemingway on War

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Ernest Hemingway witnessed many of the seminal conflicts of the twentieth century, and he recorded them with matchless power. Now, this landmark volume brings together Hemingway's most important writings on war.

Edited and with an introduction by Hemingway's grandson Seán and featuring a personal foreword by the author's only living son, Patrick, this volume includes sele

Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 12th 2004 by Scribner (first published 2003)
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Susan Emmet
Jul 15, 2014 Susan Emmet rated it really liked it
Published in 2003, edited by Sean Hemingway (grandson of Ernest), with a forward by Patrick Hemingway, the sole surviving son, this is a fine overview of Hemingway's fictional and journalistic work.
Excerpts from his "war novels," as well as pieces done for the Toronto Star, Esquire and other magazines, finds Hemingway covering WW1, the Spanish Civil War, the Greco-Turkish War and WW2. It's an amazing array of remembering and reporting and sifting and statement.
We've always lived and died with wa
Michael de Percy
Oct 26, 2015 Michael de Percy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Although I enjoyed this collection of works I have read many of the collection's stories and sections of Hemingway's books before. It was worth reading again and a few of the pieces of journalism were unfamiliar but the collected works released by Hemingway's family are more like homages to the great man than when reading a Hemingway work for the first time. As I have completed almost all of Hemingway's major published works I have little choice but to work through the themed collections of Hemi ...more
BOOKS ARE A LOAD OF CRAP.................
Havent got on to well in the past with Hemingway .So thought I'd give him another go. Even though it was bits and pieces of other books it held my interest. It was mostly short stories, and extracts from his three war novels. The real star of the book was his war correspondence. I'm still not sure of his fiction. But his war journalism is impressive.
Fedor Sumkin
Oct 09, 2015 Fedor Sumkin rated it it was amazing
Hemingway tells different stories about war while he was a military reporter.
Feb 15, 2010 Antonia rated it really liked it
his simple stories on the spanish revolutions bring a reader to think of why it has to be so. he is able to master the art of finding beauty in the light a lamp in a dim restaraunt makes when everything else seems bleak. using names like the butterfly and the tank to describe innocent human life against that of greed and rage
Jul 17, 2011 Matt rated it really liked it
I read this book to get a sense of Hemingway's writing as a war correspondent. To see what Hemingway writing non-fiction reads like. And it didn't disappoint.

There are two highlights in the book. The piece about D-Day when Hemingway was in a landing craft and the piece about the taking of Paris.
Jun 25, 2009 Aaron rated it it was amazing
Fantastic journalism
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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 collec ...more
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