The Strand Magazine: Unpublished Ernest Hemingway Short Story and The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Hemingway Library Edition
(The Strand Magazine: Unpublished Ernest Hemingway Short Story, also fiction by John Floyd, David Marcum and Elizabeth Creith and an exclusive interview with Jo Nesbø)
In our 55th issue, we’re proud to present an unpublished short story by Ernest Hemingway titled “A Room on the Garden Side.” The short story was set at the Ritz Hotel in Paris and is narrated by a man named Robert, who is also referred to as “Papa.” It paints a vivid sketch of soldiers tired from war, yet hopeful for the future. Hemingway scholar Kirk Curnutt provides an afterward, which looks at the historical and biographical context of this gem.
Among our other short stories in this issue, David Marcum challenges Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with seemingly supernatural drawings in “The Problem of the Hindhead Minister.” John Floyd pairs a love-struck mechanic with a small-town femme fatale in “Foreverglow.” And in “To Talk to Freddie,” Elizabeth Creith sounds a warning to those who disregard closed signs on storefronts.
It’s our great pleasure to also share in this issue an exclusive interview with Jo Nesbø. The talented polymath offers his insights about playing soccer, writing, the banality of evil, Harry Hole, and the rich literary tradition of Norway.
We also have the scoop on the nominees for the tenth annual Strand Critics Awards. Lifetime Achievement Award winners Jonathan Gash and J.A. Jance both craft novels destined to become classics. More importantly, both are kind, generous, and great ambassadors for the world of crime writing.
We have book reviews of the latest mysteries, as well as a comprehensive summer audiobook list. You’re sure to find something to occupy you on those long road trips with the family. Our reviews this issue feature the latest novels by Walter Mosley, P.D. James, Joe R. Lansdale, Linwood Barclay, Jenny Milchman, and Linda La Plante.
The Strand Magazine continues to bring our readers the best in fiction, interviews with authors, book and audiobook reviews. In the past nine years we’ve featured unpublished works by writers ranging from Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Chandler, H.G. Wells, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, Tennessee Williams, and Joseph Heller .
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Also included, The Strand Magazine: Unpublished Ernest Hemingway Short Story and The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Hemingway Library Edition
Ernest Hemingway is a cultural icon—an archetype of rugged masculinity, a romantic ideal of the intellectual in perpetual exile—but, to his countless readers, Hemingway remains a literary force much greater than his image. Of all of Hemingway’s canonical fictions, perhaps none demonstrate so forcefully the power of the author’s revolutionary style as his short stories. In classics like “Hills like White Elephants,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” Hemingway shows us great literature compressed to its most potent essentials. We also see, in Hemingway’s short fiction, the tales that created the legend: these are stories of men and women in love and in war and on the hunt, stories of a lost generation born into a fractured time.
This Collector’s Edition of The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway presents many of Hemingway’s most famous classics alongside rare and unpublished material: Hemingway’s early drafts and correspondence, his dazzling out-of-print essay on the art of the short story, and two marvelous examples of his earliest work–his first published story, “The Judgment of Manitou,” which Hemingway wrote when still a high school student, and a never-before-published story, written when the author was recovering from a war injury in Milan after WWI. Edited by Ernest Hemingway’s grandson, Seán Hemingway, with an introduction by the author’s only surviving son, Patrick Hemingway, this Library Edition offers vital insight into the artistic development of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. It is a perfect introduction for a new generation of Hemingway readers, and it is a vital edition in the collection of any true Hemingway fan.
Note: The Strand is publishing this work by kind permission of the Hemingway Estate and Scribner. We’d also like to acknowledge the many wonderful Hemingway scholars who have read and written about this short story over the years. We’re proud to bring the work to a wider audience and hope our readers will enjoy this short story by one of the greatest authors of 20th century.