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A collection of Hemingway's first forty-nine short stories, featuring a brief introduction by the author and lesser known as well as familiar tales, including Up in Michigan

'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 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. ' Ernest Hemingway, from his Preface 'Mr Hemingway, applying that quick eye and wrist of his to the rings of the boxer and bull-fighter, achieves some unforgettable reporting of the world in which blood is argument. . . The author's exceptional gift of narrative quality gives the excitement of a well-told tale to what is, in fact, a simple description of a scene. ' GUARDIAN

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Mr Hemingway, applying that quick eye and wrist of his to the rings of the boxer and bull-fighter, achieves some unforgettable reporting of the world in which blood is argument... The author's exceptional gift of narrative quality gives the excitement of a well-told tale to what is, in fact, a simple description of a scene

Guardian

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  • The First Forty-Nine Stories
    Ernest Hemingway

    Paperback

    9780099339212

    February 7, 1995

    Arrow

    480 pages

    RRP $19.99

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