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The Short Stories, vol 2

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The Short Stories


Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the American Midwest, this definitive audio collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style -

Audio CD, 5 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Simon & Schuster Audio (first published November 11th 2002)
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Jun 17, 2012 Joy H. marked it as read-partially
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This is a collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway.

5/16/17 - Today I listened to Hemingways' short story, The Undefeated, the story of a bull fight. Every move is described in detail. I felt sorry for the bull. Below is a summary from online:
"In "The Undefeated," the protagonist is Manuel Garcia, a veteran bullfighter, who basically has to beg Retana, a promoter, for work. Retana finally agrees, giving Manuel a fraction (300 pesetas) of wh
This was probably not the best book to make my first dive into Ernest Hemingway, but I got it on discount at Audible. The famously terse writing was certainly distinctive and I was struck by the every-day-ness of the subject matter. Detailed descriptions of trout fishing or horse races were certainly a far cry from my usual science fiction reading. Generally, the stories were very masculine, and seemed stuck in time, a Humphrey Bogart time when men talked like gangsters and lived off the land or ...more
Eh. Was hoping to finally truly appreciate some of Hemingway's work, but that didn't happen. Was ok, but too macho for me.
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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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