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"Homage To Switzerland" - Only Hemingway would split a 10-page story into parts. Of course, the split serves his literary device. Each traveler differs from the other, but the Swiss hospitality and environment remain routinely constant.
May 28, 2011 07:51PM
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"The Strange Country" - Compact all the run-ons, the simple dialogue, the brilliant inner thought processes, the Gertrue Stein inspired ethereal expressions and you have a messy climax of Hemingway's skill as a short story writer.
Aug 16, 2011 07:22PM
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Ben is on page 605 of 650
"Great News From The Mainland" - Seriously, I don't know who deserves more of my sympathy. Tragic.
Aug 15, 2011 09:31PM
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Ben is on page 602 of 650
"I Guess Everything Reminds You Of Something" - Sad. The saddest yet...the story itself reeks of lost innocence; but not of a child.
Aug 15, 2011 09:24PM
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Ben is on page 597 of 650
"Landscape With Figures" - Unless a person has fought in a battle, no television drama or nightly newsreel can affect us to its effects.
Aug 15, 2011 09:06PM
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Ben is on page 590 of 650
"Black Ass At The Crossroads" - This is NOT about what you would guess.
Aug 15, 2011 08:49PM
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Ben is on page 579 of 650
"The Porter" - A sudden but subtle use of symbolism...I wonder if rain is meant to symbolize death in all of Hemingway's works.
Aug 15, 2011 08:18PM
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Ben is on page 571 of 650
"A Train Trip" - A nice little thriller bogged down by distracting run-ons and sprinkled with a dash of ethical hypocrisy.
Aug 14, 2011 07:56PM
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Ben is on page 557 of 650
"An African Story" - Stewardship differs from usary and dominance and does not isolate us above nature.
Aug 08, 2011 12:11PM
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Ben is on page 545 of 650
"The Last Good Country" - A great story, my favorite of the Nick Adams pieces thus far. Kinda pissed Hemingway didn't finish it.
Jul 25, 2011 07:19PM
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Ben is on page 504 of 650
"Summer People" - Rhythmic. The bliss of youthful summer with an odd hint of tension and uncertainty.
Jul 14, 2011 10:48AM
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