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Winner take nothing. (original 1933; edition 1933)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 002051820X, Board book)Written when Hemingway was at the height of his creative powers, the stories in Winner Take Nothing glow with the mark of his unique talent. Hunters, wives, old men of wisdom, waiters, fighters, women loved, women lost: they are all here, living on the raw edge, making love, facing the inevitable reality of death. The characters, the dialogue, the settings, the remarkable insight could have come only from Hemingway's imagination. As an introduction to his work, or as an overview of the themes he developed at greater length in his novels, it is a stunningly successful collection.
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Includes a varied collection of 14 short fiction pieces. In these stories, Hemingway's sinewy prose is stripped down, raw, and propellant. His choice of story matter ventures from a wife facing the fallout of her husband's wartime dalliance to the absurdist brilliance of "Homage to Switzerland"--told from the perspectives of 3 colorful characters waiting at Swiss railway stations.
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