In Our Time

In Our Time

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by Ernest Hemingway
     
 

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THIS COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND VIGNETTES MARKED ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S AMERICAN DEBUT AND MADE HIM FAMOUS

When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place

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THIS COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND VIGNETTES MARKED ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S AMERICAN DEBUT AND MADE HIM FAMOUS

When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein among the most promising American writers of that period. In Our Time contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The Three Day Blow," and "The Battler," and introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a lean, tough prose -- enlivened by an car for the colloquial and an eye for the realistic that suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and a clarity of heart.

Now recognized as one of the most original short story collections in twentieth-century literature, In Our Time provides a key to Hemingway's later works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743237253
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
07/25/2002
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
109,429
File size:
315 KB

Meet the Author


Born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1899, Ernest Hemingway served in the Red Cross during World War I as an ambulance driver and was severely wounded in Italy. He moved to Paris in 1921, devoted himself to writing fiction, and soon became part of the expatriate community, along with Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and Ford Madox Ford. He revolutionized American writing with his short, declarative sentences and terse prose. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, and his classic novella THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Known for his larger-than-life personality and his passions for bullfighting, fishing, and big-game hunting, he died in Ketchum, Idaho, on July 2, 1961.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 21, 1899
Date of Death:
July 2, 1961
Place of Birth:
Oak Park, Illinois
Place of Death:
Ketchum, Idaho

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In Our Time 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway is a novel that can be read in one sitting, but takes a few coffee sessions to discuss. Hemingway is pretty cryptic with his writing so it takes some effort on the reader's part to 'translate' just one story into the larger concept being explored. The book itself contains several short stories that seem completely independent of each other, but are actually so intertwined with each other that it becomes a task to sort it all out. This makes the book somewhat confusing to read because one begins to question characters, plot, and time and place itself. However, this book has several intriguing ideas that take some time to contemplate and should not be taken lightly or shied away from. I would recommend this book to people who like to try reading different writing styles and those who enjoy thought provoking discussion as well.
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If people read to think and discussed what they thought, Hemingway is a great writer to study. The stories are short, tough works of prose. A reader gets so much out of so little. Definitely a book worth reading.