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The Complete Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway
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Aug 16, 12

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As a writer I find reading Hemingway to be an addiction. His exquisite use of dialogue is second to none. The economy with which he wields his pen masterful, but for every word read I cannot help but reflect upon my own inadequacies. And yet like any addict I keep coming back for more.
I have my favourite Hemingway stories which I will review in time but of his collected works they are something of a mixed bag. At his worst I could not fail to give Papa 5 stars but most notable in this volume are The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories.
The book is a must for Hemingway fans but one should be aware that there are a number of unfinished stories and excerpts which can be confusing if you are not fully familiar with his works.

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