In Our Time by Ernest HemingwayTHIS COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND VIGNETTES MARKED ERNEST HEMINGWAYS AMERICAN DEBUT AND MADE HIM FAMOUS
When In Our Time was published, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein among the most promising American writers of that period. In Our Time contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories Indian Camp, The Doctor and the Doctors Wife, The Three Day Blow, and The Battler, and introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a lean, tough prose -- enlivened by an ear for the colloquial and an eye for the realistic that suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and a clarity of heart.
Now recognized as one of the most original short story collections in twentieth-century literature, In Our Time provides a key to Hemingways later works.
In our Time (Brief Summary)
Many of you probably had the "Daddy, where do babies come from? Well that's the turn that an attempted parental life-lesson takes in Ernest Hemingway 's short story "Indian Camp. If that doesn't already make you feel like an under-achiever, then you certainly will after you read the story. When we say that it's a short story, we mean short story. A lot happens in five pages. A young boy named Nick witnesses his first birth and his first death, all in the same night, and in the process he gains a new view of his father and indelibly leaves childhood behind.
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The collection's publication history was complex. It began with six prose vignettes commissioned by Ezra Pound for a edition of The Little Review ; Hemingway added twelve more and in compiled the in our time edition with a lower-case title , which was printed in Paris. To these were added fourteen short stories for the edition, including " Indian Camp " and " Big Two-Hearted River ", two of his best-known Nick Adams stories. He composed " On the Quai at Smyrna " for the edition. The collection is known for its spare language and oblique depiction of emotion, through a style known as Hemingway's "theory of omission" Iceberg Theory. According to his biographer Michael Reynolds, among Hemingway's canon , "none is more confusing