The Nick Adams Stories

The Nick Adams Stories By Ernest Hemingway, The Nick Adams Stories The famous Nick Adams stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier veteran writer and parent a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway s life
  • Title: The Nick Adams Stories
  • Author: Ernest Hemingway
  • ISBN: 9780553200720
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Nick Adams Stories By Ernest Hemingway, The famous Nick Adams stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway s life.
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    1. Ernest Hemingway

      Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid 1920s and the mid 1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954 He published seven novels, six short story collections and two non fiction works Three novels, four collections of short stories and three non fiction works were published posthumously Many of these are considered classics of American literature.Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois After high school he reported for a few months for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms In 1922, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives The couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent, and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s Lost Generation expatriate community The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway s first novel, was published in 1926.After his 1927 divorce from Hadley Richardson, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer They divorced after he returned from Spanish Civil War where he had acted as a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940 They separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II during which he was present at the Normandy Landings and liberation of Paris.Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two plane crashes that left him in pain or ill health for much of the rest of his life Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and 1940s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.

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    1. This was Hemingway at his absolute best I have read some of the Nick Adams stories before but never the complete collectionin one book.Loved every story The writing was just so brilliant He writes in such an elegant simple way and just leaves images in my mind that are so clear.Reading these stories i could nearly smell the fresh air as Nick Adams was fishing or campingor just eating a sandwich by the river or feel the cold water as he was wading into the river Just awesome Cant get enough of He [...]


    2. Here s my admission this collection is a sentimental favorite of mine I have no objectivity when it comes to rating this collection Why I grew up in Michigan I ve traveled through much of the state both peninsulas I ve been to Walloon Lake where Hemingway summered as a child at the family cottage called Windemere I ve visited the Little Traverse History Museum in Petoskey that houses a permanent exhibit on Hemingway in Michigan But mostly because these stories resonate with my own childhood.As a [...]


    3. The Nick Adams Stories is one of the collections of Hemingway s short stories published after his death Organized by Phillip Young in 1972, it includes a total of 24 works presumably arranged in chronological order in regard to Nick Adam s life rather than in regard to the actual date when Hemingway published the stories themselves Young notes in his preface Arranged in chronological sequence, the events of Nick s life make up a meaningful narrative in which a memorable character grows from chil [...]


    4. At Grinnell College there was a self proclaimed Diggers collective which, among things like free meals, parties, parades and other happenings , ran a free store off the lounge of my south campus dorm, Loose Hall renamed Augustus Stanley Owsley Hall by its residents Basically, it was an disused cloakroom which students were urged to fill with unwanted, but still useful, items Among other things, I found Hemingway s Nick Adams Stories there and allowed myself the pleasure of reading them while the [...]


    5. Nick Adams stories are inspired by the author s own experiences Have picked it up, only for being written by Heming way I doubt if someone were to read this book without knowing by whom it is written, she may not persist beyond couple of stories The stories capture Nick Adam s escapades and experiences in a chronological order Some of them are good, for they capture the essence of the age of Nick at that point in time Like getting exposed to the stark realities of the world during the childhood [...]


    6. It can be unsettling, unnerving to revisit an author embraced during one s teenage years Reader reaction can have less to do with literature than with memory and passion I read all of Hemingway when I was in high school, and I had quite a crush on him He became the first version of my Jungian animus Now, four decades later, I reread these stories and am stunned by the powerful feelings they generate adolescent yearning, glorious self confidence, a naive sense of ownership of all that is signific [...]


    7. I debated between the three and four star rating for this one In terms of Hemingway s storytelling and writing ability it is certainly a four On the contrary, in terms of how much I enjoyed the content of this book, it is most definitely a three for me This is the second Hemingway book I ve read after promising myself that I would give each book a chance on it s own before I make my ultimate judgment on him After tearing through A Farewell to Arms , I immediately picked up the next Hemingway I f [...]


    8. I m afraid that short stories are just not Hemingway s strong suit One of the amazing things about his novels is the way he gradually adds layer after layer to his characters, slowly exposing their complexity With the short vignettes here, we don t have this deep understanding of the characters, so rather than the tension of unspoken emotions behind brusque dialogue, we re just left with a lot of declarative sentences That said, some stories worked much better than others The war stories were th [...]


    9. Oh this book just pulls my heart until it hurts If I ever had a place to call my home town it would be Northern Michigan Hemingway often wrote about the same area of Northern Michigan where he would spend his summers These short stories are about growing up there and mentions all the little towns and places I know I read this book every summer on the airplane when I go back to MI.



    10. Some stories were okay Interestingly, the connections between some of the characters here and characters in my Hemingway favorites are sometimes very similar and for that reason, I allowed 3 stars instead of 2 If this were written by anyone other than the great Papa, I would not have finished I really was not impressed with nor drawn in to many of the stories and had put off this book for years based on summaries I had read in the past I felt that I needed a dose of Hemingway, so I finally gave [...]


    11. I was looking for a reintroduction to Hemingway Fortunately, a friend is a former English professor, and sent me his copy of The Nick Adams Stories It was interesting to trace Hemingway s growth as a writer from his obvious homage to Mark Twain, and later finding his own voice The trout stream scenes caused a visceral reaction, and I could feel the cool stream rushing against my leg.


    12. I just wonder if in fact Hemingway was the great writer who changed the style of English prose or was he just an alcoholic who repeated bits of sentences over and over again I must say I did enjoy reading the stories though for the most part He was definitely a man s man Never really getting the female characters very flushed out or realistic.


    13. This is the third time I have attempted to say that I never finished this book, sorry Ernie It was, indeed, fun to read about Northern Michigan a century ago, with so many references, but then, I simply lost interest, maybe 60% through So many books, so little time, so I moved on


    14. The Nick Adams Stories A Magnificent CollectionBy Laura Bacon Ernest Hemingway has been known as one of the most popular American authors to date he does not fall short in this collection of short stories Said to The Nick Adams Stories A Magnificent CollectionBy Laura Bacon Ernest Hemingway has been known as one of the most popular American authors to date he does not fall short in this collection of short stories Said to mirror Hemingway s own life, The Nick Adams Stories are a collection of on [...]


    15. Hemingway wrote stories that are good He chose common words to name the lands of Michigan and the Midwest, he named their rivers and swamps and the fish that swim He named the trees and hills and the people who hike, both the no account types working for the government and the honest types just making their way and having a little fun Sure this book has guns in it and yes many animals were harmed in the making of the stories But nobody writes with respect for nature Nobody else s stories read l [...]


    16. It s funny, but I ve never read a lot of Hemingway s work even though I ve really enjoyed that I have read The Nick Adams Stories is no exception the writing, the characters, the scenic descriptions, these are all as good as it gets This collection of short stories, inspired by Hemingways own life, follows a man named Nick Adams from his childhood to an adult man with a child of his own I came away from this book feeling as though I knew Adams, as well as a few of his associates, personally In a [...]


    17. Unlike most of Hemingway s writings, I liked this set of stories Much of his other works are dark or too bohemian for my taste I have read bits and pieces of the Nick Adams stories, out of sequence, over a number of years but just recently read the entire collection as assembled in this book Nick Adams, the hero of the stories, some say, is actually Hemingway, as he sees himself Symbolism can be read into many of the scenes throughout the stories so it isn t a stretch to say that Hemingway is te [...]


    18. What a wonderful way to read these stories you do appreciate them in a different way in sequence The biggest surprise was Last Good Country, an unfinished novella that s kind of like Hemingway s attempt at a children s adventure story, that he stops writing just before it turns dark I d read Father and Sons before and it s just as haunting as I remember It also prove how little was simple about Hemingway style Suicide hangs over the whole thing, without that word ever being used That story close [...]


    19. 4.5 stars This is probably one of Hemingway s best books up there with The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls What I love about this collection is that it puts all of the Nick Adams stories in chronological order which provides a lot context When you read them in their original collections, they often seem scattered and hard to understand In this collection you see the synergies between the stories and how actions in one story impact the setting and emotions in another.This collection h [...]


    20. It never ceases to amaze me the crud that teachers will subject their students to This was my case in high school I was forced to write numerous papers talking about how awesome this book was In reality Ernest Hemingway was a total Eeyore Everything he writes is depressing and boring It s crazy that every one applauds him as being such a realist I feel sorry for anyone who sees life in that way.I guess it s fine if you read a little Hemingway to broaden your horizons Just be sure to read positiv [...]


    21. To be honest, this book was poorly written, aand I would have expected from such a famous author The bridging from chapter to chapter was absent, and I often found myself confused I don t think it has any redeeming qualities, so I stopped reading on about page 270 Worse still, it had so many swear words in every sentence a VERY colorful vocabulary , that it could give you a heart attack For a time we had to read it out loud, and we had to beep out words than talk I do not recommend it to anyon [...]


    22. It s quite a while since I read these stories or at least some of them Big Two Hearted River is the one that sticks in my mind for a class in American Literature of the 1920s I think my only Hemingway before that may have beenThe Old Man and the Sea which I didn t care for in 7th grade The stories made me appreciate Hemingway s style much I d say they are a good introduction before reading the novels.


    23. I found these stories very tedious and self serving I get that Hemmingway was obsessed with death and manliness but even the glorification of nature in the upper portions of Michigan couldn t capture my attention Women are undeveloped characters and frankly nothing much happens I can t believe that one paragraph could constitute a short story where were the beginning, middle and ends of the tales What the heck is the significance of the rabbit at the end of On writing.


    24. Read it cover to cover for a Hemingway course Big Two Hearted River is still and always will be my favorite I ve yet to find a lyrical, serene, heartbreaking short story But they re all good.


    25. This collection was quite disappointing It was difficult to sympathize with the main character and many of the tales had no point at all The descriptions of Nick s love of outdoor life were the only redeeming quality.


    26. I read this long ago late 90s maybe and enjoyed it I decided it was time to read it again I ve reread about half and may come back to finish it later, but for now it just doesn t seem as interesting as it did when I was younger.


    27. I have a paperback copy of this These are Hemingway s early stories, vital to read for an understanding of his work, but not as developed or as powerful as some of his later stories Three and a half stars from me.


    28. I ve read many of the Nick Adams stories before, but never in the order as presented in this collection This collection makes for a fascinating narrative Nick is a wonderful character and the stories are powerful and understated It s Hemingway at his absolute best What could you ask for


    29. Well crafted accounts of his travels deep into American nature and other things Published posthumously A personal book for me.


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