Nick Adams Stories (Paperback)
I love short stories. Short stories are a quick and great way to digest high quality fiction. Unique to other short story collections, The Nick Adams stories by Ernst Hemingway follow one protagonist in different moments throughout his life. Broken up into 4 different sections, The Northern Woods, On His Own, War, A Soldier Home, the collection captures the complexity of the mundane, childhood, adulthood, growing up, growing old, finding your way, and, true to Hemingway’s style, encountering war and being a soldier. The stories can be read throughout different stages of life and somewhere along the way one or more will be relatable. These stories were written at different times during Hemingway’s career, usually when he was the same age as the protagonist, which adds to the potency and authenticity of the characters turmoil, inner dialogue, and circumstances. These are quick and easy reads that people of all ages can enjoy. I encourage you to give it a try as this winter month begins!
-Caroline— From Neat November Staff Picks
From one of the 20th century's greatest voices comes the complete chronological anthology of his short stories featuring Nick Adams, Ernest Hemingway's memorable character, as he grows from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent—a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life.
The complete collection of Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams two dozen stories are gathered here in one volume, grouped together according to the major time periods in the protagonist's life. Based on Hemingway's own experiences as a boy and as a member of the Red Cross ambulance corps in World War I. The collection follows Nick's life as a child to parent, along with soldier, veteran, and writer and feature some of Hemingway's earliest work such as "Indian Camp" and some of his best-known short stories, including "Big Two-Hearted River." Perfect for longtime Hemingway fans and as an introduction to one of America's most famous writers.
About the Author
Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. His classic novel The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. His life and accomplishments are explored in-depth in the PBS documentary film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway. Known for his larger-than-life personality and his passions for bullfighting, fishing, and big-game hunting, he died in Ketchum, Idaho on July 2, 1961.