A Natural History of the Dead. Readers will find that story in this volume along with The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and dozens of other shorts, each of them vastly entertaining if somewhat less profound.Hemingway takes a beating in the Academy today, every day of the year. It's fashionable to denigrate his work as "racist," "sexist," "grotesquely macho," and many English professors -- anxious to garner high approval ratings from this, that, or the other set of politically correct but ardently bigoted children -- pile on. Hemingway endures regardless, a writer who produced a body of work so fine that it's proof against the worst the academy can throw at it. His critics are laughable, really: So dishonest are Papa's assailants that many of those who claim to dislike his works have never actually read them.Solomon sez -- Read Hemingway's short stories. Discover Hemingway for yourself. Then follow up with The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. You will never be sorry.
In the whole body of literature about war, no story rings more true than Ernest Hemingway's