15. The Hemingway Story

  1. Alfred Bendixen Professor founder Executive Director2 and
  2. James Nagel Professor Rockefeller Fellow3
  1. George Monteiro

Published Online: 16 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319910.ch15

A Companion to the American Short Story

A Companion to the American Short Story

How to Cite

Monteiro, G. (2010) The Hemingway Story, in A Companion to the American Short Story (eds A. Bendixen and J. Nagel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319910.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Texas A&M University, USA

  2. 3

    University of Georgia, USA

Author Information

  1. Brown University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405115438

Online ISBN: 9781444319910



  • The Hemingway Story;
  • Ernest Hemingway's Across the River and Into the Trees in the New York Times Book Review;
  • Hemingway's apprenticeship - as serious writer of short stories, not fully traced;
  • Hemingway's three stories deserving attention - “My Old Man” among the most derivative of Hemingway's stories;
  • “Out of Season,” set in Italy, story of a small world in which everyone is out of sorts and everything is out of sync;
  • Hemingway's second book - by the Three Mountains Press in Paris, in our time;
  • Hemingway's early prose - short sentences, simple, ordinary language - repetition and redundancy, use of a foreign phrase;
  • critical idea affecting ongoing publication of Hemingway's stories - the life of Nick Adams, boy and man;
  • Hemingway finding pathos and poetry - in bullfighter's desperate attempts to meet his standards as a torero and preserving his personal integrity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading