The Snows of Kilimanjaro

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

And Other Stories

Book - 1964
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The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories" contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from "Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women," and "The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories," this collection includes "The Killers," the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical "Fathers and Sons," which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway's career, to his father's suicide; "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," a "brilliant fusion of personal observation, hearsay and invention," wrote Hemingway's biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: "I put all the true stuff in," with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [1964]
Copyright Date: ©1964
ISBN: 9780684718071
Characteristics: 154 pages


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Feb 03, 2020

i have used the term 'dago red' recently. this is not an apology. i used to be friends with an italian american who lived very close to san pablo bay. we used to go hiking down to the shore with a picnic which often included 'dago red' wine, as he referred to it. we also indulged in the illegal act of smoking marijuana, which is now quite acceptable./ read early hemingway to catch his realistic vernacular, especially in the dialogue written for villains of the piece, i suggest the excellent short story, THE KILLERS. others of that time period, such as THE BATTLER include 'unacceptable' language. / the greatest american novel, written by Mark Twain, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is also "guilty" of the same sin (realism). go ahead, look up 'realism' on wikipedia. i dare you./ which brings us back to an italian-american: madonna ciccone. she did an excellent documentary i urge you to check out: TRUTH OR DARE. Watch as the Toronto police attempt to censor her show, on grounds of obscenity. Having recently watched the Grammy Awards, i think, 'how far we have come since those early "VOGUE" days. / Back off!, policia! (he said, over my shoulder, 'well, that's not illegal, but....). When yer a cop, you have no business to intimidate a legal citizen engaging in a legal activity, using your uniform and attitude, in other words while being paid to pursue criminals, not law-abiding citizens. as Ringo said in the film from 1965*, 'i don't subscribe to your religion.' This happened recently at Bellevue branch. The officer's name is Tarantino. * HELP

Nov 24, 2016

Classic, masculine Hemingway that everyone should read at least once. You could tackle this collection of 10 short, readable stories in a single day, or enjoy one per day and still finish well before it's time to renew the book.

Apr 11, 2015

Probably the bast selection of Hemingway's short stories (the form he was strongest in).

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