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The Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway
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Dec 05, 2011

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Reasonably solid short stories in a genre (early 20th century American literature) that I usually find easy-to-read and enjoyable. This was no different, and although most of them weren't particularly noteworthy, a few gems stood out as being phenomenal. Hemingway is a good writer.

I'd comment on more detail on the ones I especially liked (like the two stories set in East Africa), on his choice of subjects (American ex-pats in Europe around the turn-of-the-century, matadors in Spain, boxing, fishing, the Italian WWI front), or on his writing style (many stories don't have a particularly powerful "moment" or climax or resolution); but I'm going to go make some tea instead.

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