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Sunday, March 21, 2021

#ReadThis #TheHemingwayStories #ErnestHemingway @simonschuster

Ever since we saw the press preview of the Hemingway 3-part documentary on PBS, we have been looking forward to reading this brand-new compilation of his splendid short stories, certain to wow you and put a spring in your step just as the weather finally did today here in New York.

Previously on Whom You Know, Hemingway has earned accolades:

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Those have been in print awhile.  







Everyone is back to work or close to it, and this makes a fantastic commute read as rather than a long, complicated novel it's a compilation of brilliant short stories.  Up in Michigan always is poignant, and weighing in at just under 300 pages this book is packed with punch and weight in stories.  No one is going to say where's the beef!

We love how Hemingway chronicles life's simplicity in extraordinary fashion, and though it's decidedly All-American, Hemingway understands and communicates the human condition like no other.  If you are new to Hemingway, you ought to know that he preaches the gospel of write what you know and his own life experiences weigh heavily on the stories; his father was a gynecologist and you'll see how that affects certain aspects of the book as he quite literally tells the story of life.

Edna O'Brien is right on in saying that Hemingway loved and understood women, but of course she is Irish and you know Irish girls know everything and rule or you wouldn't be on Whom You Know.  Her quote is just as good as his story.

Whether it's skiing, camping, or being at the lake Hemingway knows what it is to be outdoors, and this provides quite an escape from Manhattan life in that regard.  It is the perfect Central Park read for April in New York, and it makes a great graduation gift as well as Mother's or Father's Day gift.  For the person that has everything, they don't have this book yet!

This will appeal to all patriots and veterans, and Hemingway himself was both.

For all lovers of competition and Hemingway was that as well, you'll love The Undefeated and no it's not about brackets or March Madness.  Of course since it is Hemingway, it is bull fighting which makes most other sports seem uber-tame.  The intensity that appeals in the ring transcends to the pages of this story as well as the others.  We love that Hemingway is not light, inconsequential reading.  Of course you'll see The Iceberg Theory in action where he shows but not quite everything.  Your imagination will get a workout.  Cutting, crisp and clear, The Hemingway Stories are timeless classics that are a must on your bookshelf.

Intellects, applaud!
The Hemingway Stories are Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.

Scribner will proudly publish Ernest Hemingway’s The Hemingway Stories (Trade Paperback Original/$17.00, on-sale: March 2) – a new collection of the legendary writer’s greatest short stories and the official tie-in book for the much-anticipated “Hemingway” documentary series produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, airing on PBS April 5-7. You can learn more about the “Hemingway” series HERE.

With a personal introduction from award-winning writer Tobias Wolff, who is interviewed in the series, The Hemingway Stories features Hemingway’s most significant short stories as they appear in “Hemingway” in chronological order, so viewers of the film as well as fans old and new can follow the trajectory of Hemingway’s extraordinary life and career. A master of the short form craft for which he first received acclaim, beloved classics such as “The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” “Up in Michigan,” “Indian Camp,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” are included and accompanied by fresh insights from renowned writers also featured in the series, including Mario Vargas Llosa, Edna O’Brien, Abraham Verghese, Tim O’Brien, and Mary Karr.

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About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

The Hemingway Stories

By Ernest Hemingway


On-sale: March 2, 2021

Pages: 320

Format/Price: Trade Paperback Original/$17.00

ISBN: 978-1-9821-7946-5

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