2023 Centenary Muses Fall Study Series

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) is considered one of America's greatest writers. His short fiction and novels, through their direct and natural style, and their international locales, have been extremely influential since Hemingway first started publishing as part of "The Lost Generation" in Paris in the early 1920s. In the 1930s he moved to Key West and wrote about the Spanish Civil War. In the 1940s he reported on World War II. Winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, Hemingway has come to embody the writer as self-conscious adventurer who clearly and objectively observes the world around him.

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Dr. Jeff Hendricks

For this series, we will be using Ernest Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. Scribner's - The Finca Vigia Edition. ISBN: 0-684-84332-3

  • October 3: "Up in Michigan," "On the Quai at Smyrna," "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "Soldier's Home," "Cat in the Rain," "Big Two-Hearted River: Part I," and "Big Two-Hearted River: Part II"
  • October 10: "The Undefeated," "In Another Country," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "The Killers"
  • October 17: "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," "The Light of the World," "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"
  • October 24: "Old Man at the Bridge," "The Denunciation," "The Butterfly and the Tank," "Night Before Battle," and "Under the Ridge"

Please have the assignment for October 3 read before class.


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