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Three Stories and Ten Poems
The year 1923 in literature involved some significant events and new books.-Events:*Fictional detective Lord Peter Wimsey makes his first appearance in print....
) was the first short story
A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas and novels. Short story definitions based on length differ somewhat, even among professional writers, in part because...
collection by Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economic and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the...
; it was also his first published work. The collection was privately published in a run of 300 copies by Robert McAlmon
Robert Menzies McAlmon was an American author, poet and publisher.-Life:McAlmon was born in Clifton, Kansas, the youngest of ten children of an itinerant Presbyterian minister....
's "Contact Publishing" in Paris, in 1923.
The three stories are:
- "Up in Michigan
"Up in Michigan" is a short story by American writer Ernest Hemingway, written in 1923 and revised in 1938. It is collected in Three Stories and Ten Poems and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories .-Summary:...
- "Out of Season"
- "My Old Man"
The ten poems are:
- "Oily Weather"
- "Champs d'Honneur"
- "Riparto d' Assalto"
- "Along With Youth"
- "Chapter Heading"
In "My Old Man," Hemingway used jockey
A jockey is an athlete who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing, primarily as a profession. The word also applies to camel riders in camel racing.-Etymology:...
James Forman "Tod" Sloan was an American thoroughbred horse racing jockey. He was elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1955.-Early life and U.S. racing career:...
as a basis for the puzzled boy trying to identify the source of his father's shame, and the father who cannot divulge it.