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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition (1987) collects all of Hemingway's short stories. As a body, they are truly remarkable, but the early stories—"Big Two-Hearted River," "Ten Indians," "Cat in the Rain," "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," and many others—are haunting for the way that they embody Hemingway's "iceberg" principle of writing, in which a writer should leave out seveneighths of the information in the story.

Hemingway's most famous novel is The Sun Also Rises (1927). Its description of aimless Americans wandering around France and Spain is exhilarating, distasteful, and angering all at once.

If The Sun Also Rises is the best-known fictionalization of the "Lost Generation," Hemingway's A Moveable Feast (1964) is the most famous nonfiction description of life in Paris in the 1920s, the milieu of such famous artists and writers as Man Ray, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound...

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