In Our Time: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism
This new "Critical Edition" presents the 1930 version of In Our Time (opening with "On the Quai at Smyrna"), smartly packaged with supporting material intended to give students and general readers a multitude of ways to understand, appreciate, and engage with Hemingway's earliest major book. Broadening the context are two originally discarded but related items- "Three Shots" and "On Writing." Other features include Kennedy's enlightening introductory essay and textual notes, plus selections from Hemingway's contemporaneous journalism and letters, popular-press reviews (of the 1925 edition), and reprints of critical essays by noted Hemingway scholars that span the last four decades. A detailed chronology and selected bibliography, along with the cover image of Gerald Murphy's time-inspired painting, Watch, round out the project.