Friday, February 24

In Our Time - Ernest Hemingway (1925)

Wikipedia - "In Our Time is Ernest Hemingway's first collection of short stories, published in 1925 by Boni & Liveright, New York. Its title is derived from the English Book of Common Prayer, "Give peace in our time, O Lord". The collection's publication history was complex. It began with six prose vignettes commissioned by Ezra Pound for a 1923 edition of The Little Review; Hemingway added twelve more and in 1924 compiled the in our time edition (with a lower-case title), which was printed in Paris. To these were added fourteen short stories for the 1925 edition, including 'Indian Camp' and 'Big Two-Hearted River', two of his best-known Nick Adams stories. He composed 'On the Quai at Smyrna' for the 1930 edition. The stories' themes – of alienation, loss, grief, separation – continue the work Hemingway began with the vignettes, which include descriptions of acts of war, bullfighting and current events. ..."
NY Times: Preludes to a Mood (Oct. 18, 1925)
Guardian - May Reading group: a critical look at In Our Time and A Moveable Feast
[PDF] In our time - University of Victoria

2012 June: "The Spanish Earth", Written and Narrated by Ernest Hemingway, 2014 November: Lost Generation, 2015 September: Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars