Search Results: "Ernest Hemingway"


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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA by Ernest Hemingway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1935

"Appearing in Scribners Magazine."
The Hemingway name will carry this beyond what the usual casual interest in reminiscences of hunting in Africa would ordinarily achieve. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1987

"Moments of interest, but luckiest are those who still have their copies of The First Forty-Nine."
What's most worthy in this hefty, three-part volume of still more Hemingway is that it contains (in its first section) all the stories that appeared together in the 1938 (and now out of print) The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. Read full book review >

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WINNER TAKE NOTHING by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1933

"Suggest the cruel power of some of the stories in MEN WITHOUT WOMEN, though these are more unpleasant in character than the earlier collection."
The Hemingway market that wants Hemingway at his cruelest and most brutal, will want this new collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1940

"But it is a book that repays one for bleak moments of unpleasantness."
This is good Hemingway. Read full book review >

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TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1999

"Uneven, imperfect, irritating, amusing, moving, and of treasurable importance to an understanding of this massive however flawed genius of our literature."
Ernest Hemingway never kept a journal, says his son Patrick, editor of this book from a manuscript twice its size describing life in a Kenyan safari camp in the winter of 1953—54. Read full book review >

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA by Ernest Hemingway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Papa's best and worst on full display, sometimes in the same paragraph."
A Hemingway son and grandson present a reprinting of their ancestor's 1935 work (Hemingway Library Edition) along with some illuminating supplementary material. Read full book review >

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THE NICK ADAMS STORIES by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1972

"There are eight new stories constituting 40% of the book and extending its interest as unpublished rather than merely republished Hemingway."
A short preface by Philip Young explains the raison d'etre of this presentation of the Nick Adams stories which here are arranged chronologically and therefore provide a continuity — from child to adolescent to soldier to writer — and reveal the character developmentally. Read full book review >

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A MOVEABLE FEAST by Ernest Hemingway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 1964

"There can be little doubt of its interest and attraction for many as a reprise of a now legendary time when Hemingway was young and happy and 'invulnerable,' and a place— well, 'There is never any ending to Paris."
What we've all been awaiting: the first of Hemingway's posthumous works he began in 1958 and finished in 1960. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1969

"In 'The Denunciation,' a savage and ironic gallantry edges a man's betrayal of another as a spy. 'The Butterfly and the Tank' is a delicate round-about of various perceptions, tragicomic as is the central event dealing with a shooting in a bar. 'Night Before the Battle' is core Hemingway—the last hours of a doomed soldier talking, talking out his long night. 'Under the Ridge' projects the dark rigors of a world of men and war and one soldier's withdrawal into a defensive hatred. . . ."
Four previously uncollected short stories set in the dust and heat of the Spanish Civil War plus an out of print play, "The Fifth Column," written during Hemingway's tour in 1937-39—the stories an opportune reminder of Hemingway's astonishing skill in the days before his precision gave way to Papa's Great Posture. Read full book review >

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ISLANDS IN THE STREAM by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 1970

"There are moments of lyric concision, snatches of faultless description, a breathtakingly accurate re-enactment of a fisherman's ordeal, the old greatness glimmering now and again, all the more piercing, perhaps, when surrounded by so much that's stale and worn."
As seems increasingly apparent to most of us, Ernest Hemingway was richly endowed, but he spent his genius long before he died. Read full book review >

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1952

"There's adventure here and Hemingway's old gift for merging drama and tenderness gives it a rare charm."
A long short story and worth the money in quality of the old Hemingway of Men Without Women days — though in quantity it can't bulk to more than a scant 150 pages. Read full book review >

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Released: May 29, 1967

"As Lillian Ross might have put it, Hem feller have heap big magic."
A lifetime selection of Hemingway's professional non-fiction as a reporter and columnist, this is a long-awaited book in the hardcover canon of the century's most imitated and most envied writer, and the man who built the tallest legend. Read full book review >