Hemingway on War

Hemingway on War

By Ernest Hemingway; Sean Hemingway (Editor); Sean Hemingway (Illustrator)

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743243292, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2004

Description
Courage is grace under pressure. -- Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway witnessed many of the seminal conflicts of the twentieth century -- from his post as a Red Cross ambulance driver during World War I to his nearly twenty-five years as a war correspondent for "The Toronto Star" -- and he recorded them with matchless power. This landmark volume brings together Hemingway's most important, timeless writings about the nature of human combat.
Passages from his beloved World War I novel "A Farewell to Arms" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls, " about the Spanish Civil War, offer an unparalleled portrayal of the physical and psychological impact of war and its aftermath. Selections from "Across the River" and "Into the Trees" vividly evoke an emotionally scarred career soldier in the twilight of life as he reflects on the nature of war. Classic short stories, such as "In Another Country" and "The Butterfly and the Tank," stand alongside excerpts from Hemingway's first book of short stories, "In Our Time, " and his only full-length play, "The Fifth Column."
With captivating selections from Hemingway's journalism -- from his coverage of the Greco-Turkish War of 1922 to a legendary early interview with Mussolini to his jolting eyewitness account of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- "Hemingway on War" represents the author's penetrating chronicles of perseverance and defeat, courage and fear, and love and loss in the midst of modern warfare.


About the Author
Ernest Hemingway was one of America s foremost journalists and authors. A winner of both the Pulitzer Prize (1953) and the Nobel Prize for Literature (1954), Hemingway is widely credited with driving a fundamental shift in prose writing in the early twentieth century. As an American expatriate in Paris in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway achieved international fame with such literary works as The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, and For Whom the Bell Tolls, which depicts his experience as a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway died in 1961, leaving behind a rich literary legacy.

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

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