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The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber Essay & Criticism

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Critical Overview

"The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" is widely regarded as one of Hemingway's finest pieces of short fiction. Not only has it been admired for its artistry, but it has also been praised for the insights it gives into the mind of its author. For instance, Kathleen Morgan and Luis A. Losada write in "Tracking the Wounded Buffalo: Authorial Knowledge and the Shooting of Francis Macomber" in The Hemingway Review that the story contains evidence of Hemingway's hunting acumen. They point to his use of hunting jargon and his understanding of the logistics of a charging buffalo to theorize that the narrative's ambiguities stem from a highly realistic and ballistically accurate situation. Critics more concerned with the literary aspects of the story often choose to focus on the characters of Wilson and Margot rather than Macomber Margot, particularly, has been branded a murderer by many critics. Edmund...

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