Ernest Hemingway: Three Stories and Ten Poems

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Ernest Hemingway's Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923) is the author's first published book. Published in Paris in an edition of 300 copies, it contained only 58 pages, yet it helped to establish Hemingway as one of the leading talents of the Modernist movement.

The first story, “Up in Michigan,” was pronounced unpublishable by Gertrude Stein because of its frank description of rape. The story of Liz Coates's brutal sexual initiation by blacksmith Jim Gilmore displays some Steinian repetitions, but it also illustrates the beginnings of Hemingway's own distinctive prose style.

The third story, “My Old Man,” is often considered as showing the influence of Sherwood Anderson because of its resemblance to “I …

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Fleming, Robert E.. "Three Stories and Ten Poems". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 March 2001
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