Da Capo Press, Translated by John King. Rovit, Earl, and Arthur Waldhorn, eds. Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time. Seven Decades of Criticism. Michigan State University Press, Search In Another Country. Thames and Hudson, However, his writing style is clear and concise, so I enjoyed that. May 25, Anatoly rated it it was amazing. Ernest Hemingway wrote the short story "In Another Country" in the style which some critics named as a detachment-style. It means that the author's purpose was to show life as it was, the main character just described what he saw around him.
The story was told from the side of the wounded American soldier who was in an Italian hospital. Ernest Hemingway was wounded in Europe during the First World War, the story could be defined as an autobiographical story.
The first line expressed the mood of t Ernest Hemingway wrote the short story "In Another Country" in the style which some critics named as a detachment-style. The first line expressed the mood of the narrative, it displayed a smooth tone and the measured the peaceful life.
It was written, "In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it any more. It was cold in the fall in Milan and the dark came very early. There were three boys; patients in the hospital. The author compared his own medals with the medals of others. The boys were very polite at first, asking what he had done to earn the medals. He showed them the papers, where it was written in a beautiful language, that he was awarded the medals for brotherhood.
In other words, and it was written that the medals had been given to him because he was an American. The attitude of the boys toward the narrator changed after that.
The narrator stayed good friends with the boy who had been wounded his first day at the front. This boy could never be accepted either and the author felt more comfortable with him.
The narrator spent much time with another patient; the major whose hand was severely wounded. The major dedicated his time to correcting the grammar of the Italian language which the author was studying. He had complimented the narrator on how he spoke Italian. The narrator mentioned that Italian seemed so easy to speak that he was not interested in it. The major replied, "Why, then, do you not take up the use of grammar?
After that, the language became so difficult for the narrator that he was afraid to speak with the major until he had learned the grammar. When the author didn't spend enough time studying grammar, the major said that he, "was a stupid impossible disgrace, and he was a fool to have bothered with me". Once the major asked the author if he was going to marry. Later, the major had a telephone call, he came back to the narrator: My wife has just died.
You must forgive me" Ernest Hemingway chose for this story a detached, objective tone and attitude toward the subject. This literary method gives readers possibilities to see the time how it was, like watching the documentary. The author was able to recreate his time and to deliver the atmosphere of the place for us.
Here is the link to the text of the story: Nov 07, Darinda rated it really liked it. A soldier is in the hospital to treat his injuries. He recalls other military men he was friends with during his time in service. A moving story about a man's war experience, and how it impacted his and his friend's lives.
Apr 03, Annelise rated it liked it Shelves: This short story was very interesting when analyzed. It goes nicely with Hemingway's theme of grandeur becoming limp and dead. A fairly short text but moving in many ways and curious in it's descriptions - original to it's very bones.
May 14, Wuhan rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorite short stories. So sparse, so true to life. Sometimes the first line just pops into my head. He feels alienated from the three "hawks" and aligns himself with the young soldier who was wounded in the face, who was not at the front "long enough to be tested.
The first half of this very short story deals mostly with the setting and other observations and creates an atmosphere of alienation, one directly related to Nick's own sense of insecurity. Then the story shifts, and we meet the major, undergoing physical therapy and using a machine nearby the machine that Nick is using. The major represents the older, established "code hero"; Nick is the initiate who will learn from the major's reactions to war, to the machines, and to death. Like many future Hemingway heroes, the major has been at the top of his craft; he was once the finest fencer in Italy, but now his fencing hand is wounded, stunted, and withered.
Furthermore, the major has been awarded three medals and yet never mentions them because he does not believe in touting bravery. In contrast to the three young "hawks" who brag about their medals, Nick doesn't feel comfortable bragging about his medals.
He is drawn to the major, who is obviously a brave man but doesn't talk about it. Furthermore, the major does not believe in the so-called therapeutic success of the machines, yet he continues to come to the hospital and use them.
Nick does not understand this contradiction at first because, for the major, the machines represent a discipline that is necessary for the Hemingway code hero. In a similar way, the major insists that Nick speak Italian that is grammatically correct.
This is another type of discipline, and the major spends a good deal of time correcting Nick's grammar. The major is sardonic about doctors; his comments are filled with veiled contempt.
When a doctor tells Nick that he will play football again, the major wants to know if he too will ever play football again. The major, once Italy's greatest fencer, is honest and realistic about the therapeutic value of the machines and points out that if he and Nick are the first to use them, where did the doctor get the "before and after" pictures?
When the major bursts out into a vindictive attack against marriage, Nick is caught off balance by the major's intense, emotional explosion because the major has usually exhibited superbly disciplined control of himself. Readers later learn that the major's wife, much younger than he, has just died from pneumonia after three days of suffering. The major cannot resign himself to the loss of his wife.
He is crushed, shattered by the news. This story combines two of Hemingway's favorite narrative devices:
An excellent example of Hemingway's style is found in "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place." In this story, there is no maudlin sentimentality; the plot is simple, yet highly complex and difficult. Focusing on an old man and two waiters, Hemingway says as little as possible.
Ernest Hemingway Writing Styles in In Another Country Ernest Hemingway This Study Guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of In Another Country.
Hemingway's style is lean and declarative; in Nick's dream, the style is different, creating a surreal dreamscape that separates the "Hemingway reality" seen in his usual sparkling, clear style. "In Another Country" revisits the Hemingway code hero concept, with Nick Adams recuperating in an Italian hospital alongside some high-ranking Italian officers . Ernest Hemingway’s story ‘‘In Another Country’’ takes place in a war hospital in Milan during World War I. The war began in when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, a member of the Hapsburg family, the rulers of what was then known as the Austro-Hungarian empire, was assassinated while on an official state visit to the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia.
Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway study guide contains a biography of Ernest Hemingway, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Introduction Ernest Hemingway is a well-known American writer in the twentieth century. His works have unique characteristics both in theme and writing style. Some critics think that his works are based on his own experiences and the time when he lived. Actually, Hemingway’s life was full of romance. He experienced many wars in his life.