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In Our Time

Ernest Hemingway

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On the Quai at Smyrna

Chapter I

Indian Camp

Chapter II

The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife

Chapter III

The End of Something

Chapter IV

The Three-Day Blow

Cross-Country Snow

Chapter XIII

My Old Man

Chapter XIV

Big Two-Hearted River: Part I

Chapter XV

Big Two-Hearted River: Part II

Chapter XII

Out of Season

Chapter XI

Cat in the Rain

Chapter X

Chapter V

The Battler

Chapter VI

A Very Short Story

Chapter VII

Soldier's Home

Chapter VIII

The Revolutionist

Chapter IX

Mr. And Mrs. Elliot

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On the Quai at Smyrna

by bhnnad, December 04, 2012

Sparknotes' commentary for On the Quai at Smyrna seems to have quite a few historical errors. The commentary states that the narrator is likely talking about the Greek evacuation of Thrace, but the title is On the Quai at Smyrna. Smyrna is a city in modern-day Turkey (now called Izmir). The Christian (mainly Greek and Armenian) part of Smyrna was burned in 1922 after the Turks recaptured the city from the Greeks. Hemingway was actually in Turkey just after the Great Fire to cover the Greco-Turkish War as a correspondent for the Toronto Star.... Read more

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