Ernest Hemingway: A Study of the Short Fiction
Analyzes Hemingway's theory of the short story, craft, and major themes, discussing numerous stories throughout his canon. Argues for reading the stories and collections in relation to each other, urging readers to attend to the thematic context and hidden relationships between texts. Reprints excerpts from the 1938 preface to The First Forty-nine and "The Art of Short Story." Closes with reprinted excerpts of critical responses by well-known Hemingway scholars such as Michael S. Reynolds, Earl Rovit, and Cecelia Tichi.