“This concise yet comprehensive edition of Hemingway’s first major work, In Our Time (1925), offers an accessible introduction, an authoritative text, and a valuable selection of contextualizing materials. In a single volume, it brings together a relevant sample of Hemingway’s early journalism, correspondence, initial reviews of the book, and an indispensable selection of recent criticism.” —Zena Meadowsong, Rowan University
This Norton Critical Edition includes:
Hemingway’s first major work (1925) along with two episodes that he discarded from In Our Time, “Three Shots” and “On Writing.”
J. Gerald Kennedy’s insightful introduction, note on the text, and detailed explanatory footnotes.
A rich selection of contextual materials essential for fully appreciating this remarkable short-story collection, including generous samples of Hemingway’s related journalism and correspondence and eight major early reviews.
Twenty-two critical essays, helpfully organized by complete collection, comparison of In Our Time to in our time (its precursor), and individual stories.
A chronology and a selected bibliography.
About the Series
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“J. Gerald Kennedy brings together a long overdue authoritative text of In Our Time with crucial early reviews, the most useful current criticism, and materials from Hemingway’s manuscripts, journalism, and correspondence that are essential for appreciating this masterpiece.” —Carl Eby, Appalachian State University
About the Author
J. Gerald Kennedy is Boyd Professor of English at Louisiana State University.?He is the author of?Imagining Paris: Exile, Writing, and American Identity?and coeditor (with Jackson R.?Bryer) of?French Connections: Hemingway and Fitzgerald Abroad.?He was advisory editor of?volumes 1–3?of the?Letters of Ernest Hemingway,?under the general editorship of Sandra?Spanier, and he is coediting a forthcoming volume of?Hemingway?letters,?the final years.?He?is also the author of a number of essays on Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and expatriate Paris, and he?edited?Modern American Short Story Sequences: Composite Fictions and Fictive Communities.?His publications on nineteenth-century American literature?include?Poe, Death, and the Life of Writing?and (with fellowship support from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the NEH) a wide-ranging cultural history,?Strange Nation: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe.??