RARA-AVIS: Fifty Grand

From: Robison Michael R CNIN ( Robison_M@crane.navy.mil)
Date: 15 Oct 2002

I decided that before 20's month slipped away I'd reread some of Hemingway's stuff. I've got a collection of all his stories but I wanted to target the ones in the MEN WITHOUT WOMEN collection, but I couldn't find a complete listing. I did find a partial listing and "Fifty Grand" was one of them.

Although Hemingway is often associated with hardboiled, I usually think of his version of tough as something more subtle and far less "macho" and more in the stoic camp of toughness, withstanding the pain rather than dealing it out. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT would be a notable exception to this, of course.

Anyway, I reread "Fifty Grand". It's a fairly decent story about a fading fighter's last fight. And, true to form, the toughness is mostly stoic here.

I'll surf around the net today and see if I can find a complete listing of the stories in the MEN WITHOUT WOMEN collection.


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