A New Beginning in “Hills Like White Elephants”

"The girl was looking off at the line of hills. They were white in the sun and the country was brown and dry. 'They look like white elephants,' she said." Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" takes place midway between Barcelona and Madrid in a bar at a train station. The station overlooks the Ebro, the … Continue reading A New Beginning in “Hills Like White Elephants”

The Experience of Placelessness in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

There is a note at the beginning of Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" about an old Masai legend. The legend tells of a frozen leopard that lies near the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. No one knows how the leopard got there or where exactly it is. The frozen leopard has been spotted several times over … Continue reading The Experience of Placelessness in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

A Fall From Grace in “Up In Michigan”

"Up In Michigan" is Hemingway's first published short story, originally featured in Three Short Stories and Ten Poems published in 1923. The work was written while Hemingway was in Paris. "Up In Michigan" is a shocking and disturbing tale about a young girl, Liz Coates, who is infatuated with a blacksmith named Jim Gilmore. One … Continue reading A Fall From Grace in “Up In Michigan”