Search Results: "Ernest Hemingway"


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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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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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THE FIFTH COLUMN by Ernest Hemingway
Released: June 15, 1938

"The play itself makes fascinating reading — a strange inside picture of forces in conflict behind the lines."
An important sales item, in one volume the Hemingway play dealing with the Fascist organization within the Loyalist lines in Madrid (scheduled for New York production) — and a collection of Hemingway's short stories, on which many think his ultimate fame will rest. Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS SUMMER by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 1985

"With another byline, this would be readable if self-indulgent stuff; with Hemingway's, just further evidence of artistic and personal exhaustion."
'Contento Ernesto?' he asked. 'Muy contento.' 'So am I,' he said. 'You saw how he [the bull] was? Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1960

"Extensive advertising."
As Hemingway's first in ten years, this has a waiting and eager audience, but this reader, at any rate, found the novel a bitter disappointment after his For Whom The Bell Tolls The magic of the Hemingway atmosphere- this time Venice and the countryside and early morning in a duck blind — this is still here. 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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Released: June 1, 1974

"Creation."
Probably the ultimate so far in Hemingway anthologies in quantity and variety of style, concerns and vintage. 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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ERNEST HEMINGWAY SELECTED LETTERS 1917-1961 by Ernest Hemingway
NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1981

"Fascinating, of course, but strictly as a sort of story—one that dramatizes the tension between the fictional, heroic Hemingway and his mean-spirited creator."
Baker has edited this first-ever collection of Hemingway letters with the sensible idea that everyone knows the life too well to need much explanatory material—particularly who's who; and while you may have to figure out some identities, it was well that Baker resisted the temptation to make the letters stand as a sort of Hemingway autobiography. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT STORIES OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Essential for students of modern literature, offering insight into the mind and methods of one of the greatest practitioners of the story form."
A gathering of some of Papa's best—and not so best—short fiction, the genre for which he first became known and is perhaps most honored today. 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 >