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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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Joy H.
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
Jul 01, 2015 Doug rated it it was ok
I wanted to try another Hemingway book and selected this one after reading numerous recommendations. Honestly, I was underwhelmed by a couple other Hemingway books I tried last year (A Moveable Feast which was very disappointing, and the Sun Also Rises which I just gave up on).

I felt this Short Stories book was also very disappointing from a reader’s standpoint. I found the stories hard to follow. And most of them seemed incomplete — I’d call them story excerpts more than short stories. The lat
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
Jul 24, 2015 Franz rated it really liked it
Listened to these stories on a road trip. The usual mix, some would say macho, of stories involving boxing, bullfighting, fishing and camping, hunting, and love. Not to everyone's taste. Love his prose: simple, strong, direct. His influence is still felt a hundred years later, and it is good.
Nov 22, 2015 Lori rated it it was ok
Shelves: classics, audio
I enjoyed other stories by Hemingway, but they weren't about bullfighting or boxing. Maybe if I had more to prove about my testosterone levels I would have enjoyed these more. I do enjoy his style, and I liked the "hanging" endings.
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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