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The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories (Scribner Classics) Hardcover – 31 Dec 1999

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  • Hardcover: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Special ed. edition (31 Dec. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684862212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684862217
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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"Stamped with the urgency of Hemingway's style ... revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descriptions of brutality" (The Guardian)

"An excellent story-teller, intense and skilful in planning and bringing off his effects" (Daily Telegraph) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A lean, tough and powerful collection of early short stories from the Nobel Prize-winning author of A Farewell To Arms. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on 15 Oct. 1997
Format: Paperback
"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" contains some of Hemingway's finer short stories. And like many of his works, they resemble his life. Everything from his childhood to his later years in Africa are material for these tales. The stories of Hemingway's recurrent character, Nick Adams, who some say is Hemingway himself, are contained in this book also. All the works bear his distinct imprint, even though many are under ten pages in length. "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" is what I consider Hemingway's most potent short story of all. This collection is a great primer for those who are unacquainted with Hemingway's work and wish to discover his talent.
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As a first taste of Ernest Hemingway's writing, I am not sure that The Snows Of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories was the best place to start. There are eighteen stories in the collection, but some are as short as just a couple of pages so read more like a single scene than a self-contained tale. I liked the title story which has a great sense of its place and time. Hemingway's sparse prose suits the repressed emotional interplay between the characters and the ending was both unexpected and poignant. I was less taken with the series of Nick Adams stories. I was able to picture their poor, rural environment, but felt the characters only rarely sprang to life. I understand from other reviews that Hemingway himself was very much a man's man so was unsurprised by his sexism. There is significant casual racism too which dates the writing. Each story begins with an apparently autobiographical paragraph. I liked reading these but am unsure whether they are meant to relate to the following tale or are simply interludes.

I will definitely read more Hemingway as I liked the writing style. However, I think I shall make sure my next of his works is a full length book to give me more chance to get to know and understand the characters he has created.
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This is a collection of 10 short stories by Ernest Hemmingway. The two worthy ones are the first and last one, both set in Africa, on the hunting grounds of the Serengeti plain, which, after the First World War was part of British East Africa, and is now Tanzania. The first story lends its title to this collection, and has achieved iconic and now somewhat ironic status in that so much of the snow has melted. This was my second reading of these stories; the first was some 30 years ago, and at the time it was a "mandatory" read in that I too was lured to find that frozen carcass of the leopard on the top of Kilimanjaro, which Hemingway cites in an epigraph to this story. (I did make it to the top, didn't find the carcass, and, of course, wonder if it was just a wonderful "folk tale.") And there is the irony of the story... in real life, all too true. A soldier survives the perils of the First World War, only to be done in by a common-place and seemingly minor injury in Africa. Hemingway tells much of the story well through flashbacks, as his protagonist deals with - or not - his oncoming death. Sure, a harsher critic than myself might consider the ending a bit "sappy," a fair enough comment, however there are few sights more awe-inspiring than the (still) snow-topped Kilimanjaro rising majestically and quite solo, above the Serengeti. And wouldn't that be a wonderful final resting place, up there with what is most likely a metaphorical leopard.

There was nothing "sappy" about the final story entitled "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Two Americans, a husband and wife, on a big-game hunting expedition, being conducted by a British guide, with the "attending natives in tow." It is a very scathing account of all too many who "get their kicks" by killing the big game of Africa.
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Book five in my Hemingway is a collection of short stories from 1939. The first Hemingway I read way back when were short stories featuring Nick Adams, and he is one of the principal recurring characters in these stories.

This is a hit and miss affair. Some of the stories are so short and terse, they are more sketches than stories. Most of them have an annoying device of a scene from war or a bullfight in italics before the actual story began. At first, I thought these were meant to set the scene for the story, but I could not discern what they meant. They were just confusing. The Snows - the longest of the stories - is not the best. That is My Old Man, which is third from the end. This is a great short story, the tale of a jockey and his son in Italy and then, France. It is beautifully written and reflects Hem's deep knowledge of racetracks. I enjoyed Indian Camp also, and appreciated Big Two-hearted River for the fishing descriptions.

But as an introduction to Hemingway, these stories fall short - I have read better. The style is very forward here, all stripped back and in your face, but the tales are usually too flimsy for it to be effective.
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This is an extremely slim volume of Hemingway's short stories including the classic Snows of Kilimanjaro. As good as the contents is, it's really only 137 pages and therefore a little steep for the price. Some of the stories are also only two or three pages long, although it's amazing how much he can pack into just two pages (On the Quai at Smyrna). If you're new to Hemingway this might not be the best book to get, but it nevertheless makes fascinating and powerful reading.
Contents: Snows of Kilimanjaro, Up in Michigan, On the Quai at Smyrna, Indian Camp, Doctor and the Doctor's Wife, End of Something, Three-Day Blow, Battler, Very Short Story, Soldier's Home, Revolutionist, Mr and Mrs Elliot, Cat in the Rain, Out of Season, Cross-country Snow, My Old Man, Big Two-hearted River parts 1 and 2.
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