"The Short Stories (Vol. I)" by Ernest Hemingway

Actor Stacy Keach reads from "Indian Camp," part of a new CD collection of unabridged Hemingway stories.

Published January 11, 2003 12:37AM (EST)

Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with short stories.

Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa and America, this collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style -- from the plain language of his first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude.

The stories showcase the singular talent of a master, one of the most important American writers of the 20th century. "The Short Stories (Vol. I)" includes more than 15 stories, among them "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "On the Quai at Smyrna" and "The Revolutionist."

Featured here is actor Stacy Keach reading an excerpt from "Indian Camp," courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio.

By Salon Staff

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