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88 Poems

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First authorized edition of Hemingway's collected poems; edited, with an introduction and notes by Nicholas Gerogiannis; illustrated in black & white
Hardcover, 161 pages
Published November 28th 1979 by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich (NY) (first published 1979)
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Michele
Jun 02, 2009 Michele rated it it was ok
Ernest Hemingway, a poet?! Let's just say, there's a reason Hemingway is not known for his poetry.
Take the terse, understated sentences usually propped up by the story line and framework within his books, completely remove any context, give it a vague title and voila! You have a Hemingway poem. His subjects range from football to booze, girls to war, and even a sprinkling of fishing...and vomit- there's an entire poem on it (every subject you'd expect from a man's man writer, right?).
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Damian Reyes
Aug 10, 2016 Damian Reyes rated it it was ok
El problema es que esperaba la misma fuerza de la prosa de Hemingway trasladada a su poesía, lo cual pienso no pasa; de los 88 poemas que tiene el libro, me parece que acaso 10 son rescatables y solo un par verdaderamente buenos.
Para mí el mejor poema es el 43: 'La edad lo requería'
Caleb Benadum
Sep 18, 2013 Caleb Benadum rated it liked it
As I began this book, I had no intention of giving it a three-star review. In fact, with my deep-seated Hemingway writer-crush, I figured I would love every second. That being said, this compilation does highlight some great poems by Papa H, such as Along With Youth. But the rest of the works are not very good, often small funny vignettes written for friends of his in letters or in private. Hemingway was infamous for his scholastic rigor when it came to his prose, I don't think he applied that t ...more
Michela
May 03, 2013 Michela rated it did not like it
Premettendo che non mi piace Hemingway ho deciso comunque di leggere le sue poesie, "magari cambio idea sul suo conto" mi dicevo. Povera illusa. L'uso della rima baciata poi non lo vedevo dai tempi delle elementari.
Mike
May 10, 2009 Mike rated it it was amazing
First Hemingway I've read. Fantastic and weird--just how I like it.
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What. The. Heck.
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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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