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Hemingway on Hunting

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The companion volume to the bestselling Hemingway on Fishing.

Ernest Hemingway’s lifelong zeal for the hunting life is reflected in his masterful works of fiction, from his famous account of an African safari in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” to passages about duck hunting in Across the River and Into the Trees. For Hemingway, hunting was more than just a passio
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 18th 2003 by Scribner (first published 2001)
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Rudolf Waldner
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As ever, Hemingway's writings move me. This conglomeration of articles and snippets from his other works all based on hunting and fishing satisfied my Hemingway cravings. I'm not a pro-hunting type and felt sad for the deaths of the different animals, but is was another time, another place, and written with eloquence.
David Ward
Hemingway on Hunting by Ernest Hemingway (Lyons Press 2001)(818.0) features excerpts from Hemingway's writing about hunting. There is an introduction by Sean Hemingway and a forward by Patrick Hemingway, so the great man's estate is obviously on board. This is a companion book to Hemingway on Fishing. I'll take Robert Ruark's stories about hunting and fishing over those of Papa H. any day. My rating: 4/10, read 1/19/11.
Curt Bozif
Jan 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, hunting, nature
Beautiful excerpts on hunting from larger works. Most passages are about big game hunting in Africa. Not much about deer hunting in the Americas, which was what I was looking for. Nice none the less.
Ryan ZumMallen
Mar 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Hunting awesome animals like lions, bears, buffalo and leopards is super awesome.
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Eclectic sorting of good passages of his work.
Yong Lee
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
A collection of magazine articles and book excerpts. Except for the short on Francis Macomber, all rather forgettable.
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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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