Flat Earth By Thomas Winship
From Ernest Hemingway's Preface: 'There are many kinds of stories in this book. I hope you will find some that you like- In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining, and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused.
The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories
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Paris and Dijon: Contact Publishing Company, Philip Young. Includes sixteen already published and collected stories in our time, In Our Time, Men Without Women, Winner Take Nothing , where Nick Adams is supposedly the central character or narrator, and eight other posthumous stories and fragments. Peter Griffin. Donald Junkins. The Hemingway Review 9 Spring : Susan Beegel.
For most of his career as a professional writer, Ernest Hemingway fought a war against what he called "genteel writing. This greater freedom of expression did not extend to Hemingway's biggest commercial success, For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway wrote the novel without using any of the obscene words he had fought to include in his previous works. In writing the novel, he gave in to commercial pressures, writing the novel in the way that he did to increase the chances of serializing it or of selling it to a book club. The novel provided Hemingway with financial independence and the money to maintain the lifestyle he had grown used to in the s, but which he would have lost with the loss of the Pfeiffer family fortune. Access options available:. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.