Hemingway on Hunting

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 11, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Now a Scribner Classics Edition, Ernest Hemingway’s seminal writings on hunting—one of his greatest passions—introduced and edited by his grandson, Seán Hemingway, with a foreword by his son, Patrick Hemingway.

Ernest Hemingway’s lifelong zeal for hunting is reflected in his masterful works of fiction, from his famous account of an African safari in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” to passages about duck hunting in Across the River and into the Trees. For Hemingway, hunting was more than just a passion; it was a means through which to explore our humanity and man’s relationship to nature. Courage, awe, respect, precision, patience—these were the virtues that Hemingway honored in the hunter, and his ability to translate these qualities into prose has produced some of the strongest accounts of hunting of all time.

Hemingway on Hunting offers the full range of Hemingway’s writing about the hunting life. With selections from his best-loved novels and stories, along with journalistic pieces from such magazines as Esquire and Vogue, this spectacular collection is a must-have for anyone who has ever tasted the thrill of the hunt—in person or on the page.
 

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This book is written by Sean Hemingway, not Ernest Hemingway. The introduction was written by Patrick Hemingway. The book is composed of excerpts of Ernest Hemingway's books, chosen by Sean to ... Read full review

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Hemingway was an avid sportsman, and he (or his characters) often commented on his favorite pastimes in his fiction and journalistic essays. This fascinating collection of short stories, excerpts from ... Read full review

Contents

I
1
The ThreeDay Blow
15
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
27
Memories of Hunting in the Abruzzi
89
From GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA The Need to Hunt
95
II
153
III
215
From THE GARDEN OF EDEN An African Story
253
Selected Bibliography
293
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Ernest Hemingway did more to influence 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 him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

Sean Hemingway is Associate Curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), author of many classic works, including "The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, Green Hills of Africa, The Garden of Eden," and "In Our Time," was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Sean Hemingway and his wife, Colette, live in Brooklyn, New York. Patrick Hemingway and his wife, Carol, live in Bozeman, Montana.

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