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An extraordinary insight into Hemingway's creative process,
By A Customer
This review is from: In Our Time (Paperback)
IN OUR TIMES exposes the reader to a unique experience, for it gives us insight into the writing process. This collection of "sketches" are the rough beginnings of Hemingway's later, more developed novels. There is a certain purity in these incomplete works. Although each story has its conclusion, the reader feels, as Hemingway did, a need to explore more fully the amazing characters he introduces.
The true power of this small collection are the vignettes. At first they confuse the reader since they do not serve as bridges connecting one story to the next. They are pure emotion, telling no story. A contradiction to Hemingway's tight, nonsuperfilous style, they scream for attention, just as we later hoped many of his well guarded character would. For those familiar with his works, they are the true gems of this collection. Our questions are finally answered, for the intensity of his characters are finally expressed.