Three Stories & Ten Poems, Ernest Hemingway’s first book, contains two stories that were all that remained of Hemingway’s first collection after the suitcase containing the originals was famously lost or stolen in 1922. “Up in Michigan,” which was controversial in its time for its explicit sexuality, continues to stir debate and discussion. Gertrude Stein pronounced it “inaccrochable” while Irish novelist Edna O’Brien said, “I would ask his detractors, female or male, just to read that story, and could you in all honor say this was a writer who didn’t understand women’s emotions and hated women?” Spare, unblinking, and compelling, this slender collection marks the debut of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) was an American writer, journalist, and sportsman. His novels are classics of American literature.
Mark Cirino is the author or editor of several books about American literature, most recently Reading Hemingway’s Winner Take Nothing (2021), which he co-edited with Susan Vandagriff. He teaches American literature at the University of Evansville and hosts the popular Hemingway podcast, One True Podcast.
Ross K. Tangedal is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Cornerstone Press at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He is the author of The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century (2021) and co-editor of Editing the Harlem Renaissance (2021), and he serves on the editorial team of the Hemingway Letters Project.
Michael Von Cannon is an Instructor in English and Affiliate Faculty in the Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is the co-creator and producer of One True Podcast and co-editor of the final volume of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway.
“He looks out upon the world without prejudice or
preconception and records with precision and economy,
and an almost terrifying immediacy, exactly what he sees.” —The New York Times
“A career that, one hundred years later, we can thank
for reinventing American writing.” —Wall Street Journal
Price: $6.95 (paperback); $2.99 (ebook)
Book dimensions: 5.25 x .2 x 8 inches
Published: September 28, 2021