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Offline Yora

Can anyone recommend me some Hemingway?
« on: May 22, 2015, 12:11:30 PM »
I've occasionally seen some fragments of his stories and comments about him, which all sounded pretty interesting and similar to what I have in mind for my own writing.
Can anyone recommend me some of his works I should take a look at? Nothing too long, as I still want to mostly get an impression of it and I rather read two or three different smaller works than a single big one.
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Re: Can anyone recommend me some Hemingway?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 12:36:32 PM »
I've occasionally seen some fragments of his stories and comments about him, which all sounded pretty interesting and similar to what I have in mind for my own writing.
Can anyone recommend me some of his works I should take a look at? Nothing too long, as I still want to mostly get an impression of it and I rather read two or three different smaller works than a single big one.
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Old Man and the Sea
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Re: Can anyone recommend me some Hemingway?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 03:07:37 PM »
The Old Man and the Sea is his best known work, and is a great starting point for getting into Hemingway. I have also read a couple of short-stories in high school, and I recommend them if you enjoy The Old Man and the Sea.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me some Hemingway?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 08:19:49 PM »
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The Old Man and the Sea is his best known work, and is a great starting point for getting into Hemingway. I have also read a couple of short-stories in high school, and I recommend them if you enjoy The Old Man and the Sea.

+1 for this although his biography is as much fun as his writing.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me some Hemingway?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 07:46:34 PM »
His first novel: The Sun Also Rises. A roman a clef, described by one biographer as his greatest work.

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Re: Can anyone recommend me some Hemingway?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 07:16:01 PM »
Off the top of my head specific short stories I remember as being favs are . . .

The Killers
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Hills Like White Elephants

You might want to check out some Raymond Carver too.