What Do I Read Next?
- The Sun Also Rises (1926) is generally considered to be Hemingway’s best and most enduring novel. The main character has been maimed in WWI, and he is desperately in love with a woman he cannot have. The story recounts his and his friends cynical and disillusioned experiences in Spain during a festival.
- The Great War and Modern Memory (1975), by Paul Fussel, examines the literature and culture of WWI, the Great War.
- The Great Gatsby (1925) is a novel written by one of Hemingway’s contemporaries, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It takes place in the U.S. northeast, and the wild and desperate Roaring Twenties are beautifully captured.
- Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is a book of interconnected short stories by the U.S. writer who was Hemingway’s first inspiration and mentor, Sherwood Anderson. The stories are interconnected, as each covers yet more terrain in small town Winesburg.
- Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story (1969), by Carlos Baker, is a definitive and widely respected Hemingway biography.
- Jacob’s Room (1922) is one of Virginia Woolf’s WWI novels, and it is about a young man who never returns from WWI. Jacob is evoked throughout this strange and haunting work more by virtue of his absence than by his presence.
- Death in the Afternoon (1932) is a major nonfiction book by Ernest Hemingway about bullfighting in Spain.