In Our Time

Ernest Hemingway


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What does Nick Adams fish for in "Big Two-Hearted River"?

What do Hubert Elliot and Cornelia Elliot want more than anything?

What does Luz call her romance with the American soldier?

When Maera is dying, what does he notice?

What does the priest tell Sam Cardinella before he is hanged?

What does Nick Adams tell Marjorie that makes her leave him in "The End of Something"?

Why was Ad Francis criticized by the public?

In "Out of Season," what does Peduzzi want to stop for?

In "My Old Man," what happens that causes Joe to comment, "When they get started they don't leave a guy nothing"?

In "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," what religion is the wife?

What does Bill's father say makes drunkards?

What does George call Nick in "Cross-Country Snow"?

What is the mood of Nick's father and Uncle George after they deliver the baby in "Indian Camp"?

In "Cat in the Rain," what does the Americans' hotel room look out on?

What artist does the young man in "The Revolutionist" dislike?

How does Nick Adams get off the train in "The Battler"?

What does Krebs' sister, Helen Krebs, want him to come watch in the afternoon?

Why does Nick decide against going to fish in the swamp in "Big Two-Hearted River"?

What did Ernest Hemingway do in the war?

In "Big Two-Hearted River," Nick notices that the grasshoppers have changed color? What color are those grasshoppers now?

What is Hubert Elliot's profession?

Why does Nick's father send away the people that he has hired in "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife"?

In "Cross-Country Snow," why does Nick say that he and Helen might go back to America?

Where does Nick get shot?

Why is the American man nervous about his journey in "Out of Season"?

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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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