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A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemingway

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you...


Ernest Hemingway in Paris, 1928 (The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Banquet Speech is used with permission of The Nobel Foundation. Copyright © 1954. Excerpts from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway used by permission of Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group. Copyright 1929 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed © 1957 by Ernest Hemingway. Excerpts from the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana composed by Pietro Mascagni, performed by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Rahbari, used with permission of Naxos of America, Inc.

Written and produced by Dan Stone at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2006.

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