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The First Forty-Nine Stories

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The First Forty-Nine Stories by Ernest Hemingway
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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.'

Author Biography

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899 as the son of a doctor and the second of six children. After a stint as an ambulance driver at the Italian front, Hemingway came home to America in 1919, only to return to the battlefield - this time as a reporter on the Greco-Turkish war - in 1922. Resigning from journalism to focus on his writing instead, he moved to Paris where he renewed his earlier friendship with fellow American expatriates such as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Through the years, Hemingway travelled widely and wrote avidly, becoming an internationally recognized literary master of his craft. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 1994
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Arrow Books Ltd
Pages
480
Dimensions
110x178x30
ISBN-13
9780099339212
Product ID
1644333

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