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A unique and captivating collection of Hemingway's writings on war, including extracts from his unparalleled war novels, some classic short stories, an extract from his only full-length play and a range of his war journalism

Ernest Hemingway witnessed many of the seminal conflicts of the twentieth century, as a Red Cross ambulance driver during the First World War and during his twenty-five years as a war correspondent. This edition offers an unparalleled portrayal of the physical and psychological impact of war and its aftermath. It contains extracts from A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, some of Hemingway’s very best short stories, his only full-length play, The Fifth Column as well as selections from his wartime journalism. Hemingway on War represents the author's penetrating chronicles of perseverance and defeat, courage and fear, and love and loss in the midst of modern warfare.

Reviews

Out of his somber materials - fear, confusion, death - he made great beauty. His short story 'In Another Country' begins with a paragraph exquisite in its spare lyricism and resignation

New York Times

Flawless...such mastery of narrative, imagery and feeling, the prerequisites for great prose

Edna O'Brien on A Farewell to Arms, Guardian

A sparse, masculine, world-weary meditation on death, ideology and the savagery of war in general, and the Spanish civil war in particular

About For Whom the Bell Tolls, Sunday Telegraph

An excellent story-teller, intense and skilful

Daily Telegraph

This noteworthy anthology presents some of Hemingway's most powerful writings on war... Hemingway's grandson has made a fine selection

Tampa Tribune

A harrowing collection of Papa's battlefield writing, both truth and fiction

Men's Health

Hemingway's take on the most tragic of human undertakings, and some of his best writing

Denver Post

One of the most-celebrated writers of the twentieth century

Independent

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099583189

    April 1, 2014

    Vintage Classics

    384 pages

    RRP $24.99

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