Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hemingway's Reading List for a Young Aspiring Writer

Open Culture has the list of books Ernest Hemingway recommended to a young man who wanted to be a writer:
The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane
The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Dubliners by James Joyce
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
Hail and Farewell by George Moore
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Oxford Book of English Verse (the whole thing? not gonna happen.)
The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson
The American by Henry James
I've read the ones in bold print. I need to look into some of these others. I'll put them on my list and see if any are readily available used locally.

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