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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Characters, Themes, & Social Concerns

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In this volume, which contains seventy separate pieces of fiction, Hemingway addresses a broad spectrum of social concerns and themes. Excluded from this discussion are the first fortynine stories in this volume, which have been in print since 1938 and have generated a vast amount of critical commentary. These are the stories on which Hemingway's reputation as a master of the short story rests. There are two other categories of "story" included in the collection. Part two is subtitled "Short Stories Published in Books or Magazines Subsequent to 'The First Forty-nine,'" including fourteen pieces; the third part is headed "Previously Unpublished Fiction," and includes seven new pieces, ostensibly "short stories."

Of the fourteen pieces in the second section, three are segments from novels ("One Trip Across," and "The Tradesman's Return" from To Have and Have Not and "An African Story" from The Garden of Eden); two...

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