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Modernism and Tradition in Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time: A Guide for Students and Readers
     

Modernism and Tradition in Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time: A Guide for Students and Readers

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by Matthew Stewart
 

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The volume of collected short stories and vignettes In Our Time was Ernest Hemingway's first commercial publication. Its appearance in 1925 launched the full-fledged literary career of this century's most famous American fiction writer. And while other later works of Hemingway have eclipsed In Our Time's fame, none of Hemingway's subsequent works would again carry the

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The volume of collected short stories and vignettes In Our Time was Ernest Hemingway's first commercial publication. Its appearance in 1925 launched the full-fledged literary career of this century's most famous American fiction writer. And while other later works of Hemingway have eclipsed In Our Time's fame, none of Hemingway's subsequent works would again carry the degree of experimentation found in this distinctly modernist masterwork. Modernism and Tradition in Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time: A Guide for Students and Readers is a well-paced, lucidly written handbook intended to guide university students and teaching faculty towards a better understanding of this complex work. It provides a reading of each story and vignette, while simultaneously stressing the status of In Our Time as a discrete volume. Included are discussions of the book's biographical and historical background, and considerations of Hemingway's prose style, theories of writing, formal achievements, his literary mentors and influences, and the relation between In Our Time and his later works. Matthew C. Stewart is Associate Professor of Humanities and Rhetoric at Boston University.

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ISBN-13:
9781571134127
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
05/02/2009
Series:
Studies in American Literature and Culture
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
0.34(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Modernism and Tradition in Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time: A Guide for Students and Readers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent work of literary criticism: lucid, engaging and focused on Hemingway's stories (as opposed to the critic's own self-regard). Highly recommended for both faculty and students.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me get much more out of these stories than I could have on my own. I love Hemingway, but found this collection to be more difficult reading--but enjoyable! Has anyone topped our modern greats after all these years?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I bought this book. The author has an interesting way of discussing this difficult collection of stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you teach IN OUR TIME at the university level (or high school upper grades), you will get a lot out of reading this book. Stewart is clear and interesting--no jargon, no self-indulgence. The emphasis is on knowing the stories better and Hemingway's work more deeply. Expensive and obviously oriented towards library purchase, which is a shame. Needs to come out in paperback for the ordinary person, but if you can't afford it personally get your library to buy it, as I did. (Students can use this book too--very readable.)