First published in 1927, MEN WITHOUT WOMEN is a collection of short stories that foreshadows Ernest Hemingway’s later books.
Very few writers know how to use few ordinary words to say many extraordinary things. Hemingway seems to have mastered this enough that the reader can't simply go over his sentences without analyzing them in the context of life itself. A great short stories collection that focuses on the side of men that chooses to fight or surrender. Regardless of the reason or the place, Hemingway captures the psyche of a person who is on the verge of a challenge, and he threads the thoughts and the events in a way that is realistic yet far from mundane.
Ernest Hemingway was one of the most famous American writers of the 20th century. He wrote novels and short stories about outdoorsmen, expatriates, soldiers and other men of action, and his plainspoken no-frills writing style became so famous that it was (and still is) frequently parodied. Hemingway's dashing machismo was almost as famous as his writing: he lived in Paris, Cuba and Key West, fancied bullfighting and big game hunting, and served as a war correspondent in World War II and the Spanish Civil War. Ernest Hemingway sealed his own notoriety when he killed himself with a shotgun in 1961. His books include The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929) and his classic novel of the Spanish Civil War, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). His short novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and Hemingway was given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. After his death he was buried in Ketchum Cemetery in Ketchum, Idaho, the remote town where he had a home (and where he killed himself).