The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. The Finca Vigia Edition. Foreword by John, Patrick, and Gregory Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway.

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. The Finca Vigia Edition. Foreword by John, Patrick, and Gregory Hemingway.

New York: Scribners, 1987. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a lightly sunned spine. Of the 60 stories in this collection. 21 not included in the 1938 collection, The First Forty-Nine. The seven heretofore unpublished pieces are of special interest. Three are especially good. "A Train Trip" and "The Porter" are self-contained excerpts from an abandoned novel that match in tone and appeal the early Hemingway work in which he explored the adolescent sensibility exposed to an adult world that is exciting but at the same time threatening and morally complex. Drawing from the author's experiences in Europe during World War II, "Black Ass at the Crossroads" is excellent in its detailing of violent action, portraying an ambush of German soldiers from the point of view of an American infantry officer, depressed and angry over the suffering he has inflicted in the course of battle. The other previously unpublished pieces include a Spanish Civil War story reminiscent of Hemingway's play, The Fifth Column; two quite touching stories about a father's disappointments with a troubled son; and a long section comprising four chapters from an early version of the novel, Islands in the Stream. Item #27153
ISBN: 0684186683

Price: $275.00

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