Sunday, May 30, 2004

The Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway's terse, laconic prose makes each of these forty-nine short stories easy to read. Yet Hemingway is a master of leaving plenty out, making the reader ponder each story long after he or she closes the book. Some of the subjects include war, family relations, sex, death and courage. “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” is one of the best short stories I've ever read. There are plenty of others that will leave the reader feeling fulfilled like having just eaten a good homemade dinner, and may take a while to digest.