In 1924 Ernest Hemingway published a small book of eighteen vignettes, each little more than one page long, with a small press in Paris. Titled
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This book contains prayers for the pastor's use in the hospital.When doing hospital visitation, pastors are often called upon to pray. But what should they pray for? What if the person for whom prayer is offered will not get better? What if there is more suffering ahead? What if there is inconsolable fear and grief? The prayers in this book…
, the volume was later absorbed into Hemingway’s story collectionIn Our Time
. Those vignettes, as Milton Cohen demonstrates inHemingway’s Laboratory
, reveal a range of voices, narrative strategies, and fictional interests more wide-ranging and experimental than any other extant work of Hemingway’s. Further, they provide a vivid view of his earliest tendencies and influences, first manifestations of the style that would become his hallmark, and daring departures into narrative forms that he would forever leave behind.