The companion volume to the bestselling Hemingway on Fishing Ernest Hemingway's lifelong zeal for the hunting life is reflected in his masterful works of fiction, from his famous account of an African safari in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" to passages about duck hunting in Across the River and Into the Trees. For Hemingway, hunting was more than just a passion; it was a means through which to explore our humanity and man's relationship to nature. Courage, awe, respect, precision, patience -- these were the virtues that Hemingway honored in the hunter, and his ability to translate these qualities into prose has produced some of the strongest accounts of sportsmanship of all time.Hemingway on Hunting offers the full range of Hemingway's writing about the hunting life. With selections from his best-loved novels and stories, along with journalistic pieces from such magazines as Esquire and Vogue, this spectacular collection is a must-have for anyone who has ever tasted the thrill of the hunt -- in person or on the page.
Hemingway was an avid sportsman, and he (or his characters) often commented on his favorite pastimes in his fiction and journalistic essays. This fascinating collection of short stories, excerpts from novels, and magazine pieces mirrors the format of last year's acclaimed Hemingway on Fishing (LJ 9/1/00), which anthologized the author's best work relevant to that sport. This compilation begins with an insightful foreword by Ernest's son Patrick and an introductory essay by grandson Se n, whose thoughtful selections make this a book that can be appreciated by readers even if they're not interested in hunting. The first section, "From Up in Michigan to the Serengeti," includes a couple of Nick Adams stories, the "Macomber" and "Kilimanjaro" classics, plus numerous excerpts from The Green Hills of Africa. Part 2, "Dispatches from the Field," includes commissioned articles about experiences in Europe and Africa, and Part 3, "A Hunter's Return to the Good Country," closes out the collection with stories and reporting about hunting closer to home, mainly in Idaho. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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November 03, 2003
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