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Favorite Hemingway Short Story?

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  1. Steerforth

    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    What’s your favorite Ernest Hemingway short story?

    For me, it’s “Big Two-Hearted River”.

    What’s yours?
     
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    Hills Like White Elephants.

    Or about 20 others. Too many great ones.
     
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    The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
     
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    The Old Man and the Sea~
    Nothing quite so fine as messing about with boats. My grandpa had a Johnson Sea Horse, he would rent a skiff and we'd fish in the sound. Old Man and the Sea has boats, water, fishing, weather, one last adventure, what's not to like!
     
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    I read that with my son last year, when he was 12 or 13. He was absolutely gripped.
     
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    Another for 'the old man and the sea'
     
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    "Soldier's Home"

    Then "Big Two-Hearted River," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," in that order.
     
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    I gotta go with 'Old Man and the Sea" as well. Lessons to learn.
     
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    Old Man And The Sea
     
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    Love old man and the sea, but, I dont think that is a short story.

    The two hearted river up in Mich eh. I remember he worked up there as a youth.
    Some nice trout up there.

    I remember walking by a place in Key West that was his first apartment before
    he got his home there. THink he wrote "a farewell to arms there" Not too far
    from Tennesse Williams place.
     
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    "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" is a real masterpiece IMHO.
     
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    @uriah1 you are correct. Old Man and the Sea is more a short novel than short story.
    I thought about it and love the story. It's short enough, so thought I could fit in the category.
     
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    I believe that’s also my favorite.
     
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    Monkey's Paw ;)
     
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    "A Clean Well Lighted Place" for me too. "Old Man and the Sea" must be considered a novel AFAIK, but it was the book that got me interested in reading at quite a young age and already loved to go fishing.
     
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    Just about all of the Nick Adams stories. And apart from those, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" knocks me out.

    The guy had his issues, for sure, but he could really write.
     
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    Perhaps not but for me it read like a short story after reading his other works....
     
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    I've never been much for short stories, but I recently read The Sun Also Rises and then For Whom the Bell Tolls, and enjoyed both very much.
     
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    so many great ones.

    I'm gonna pick "The Battler"
     
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