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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)

Resources on Hemingway and the Lost Generation

  • Bruccoli, Matthew J. Fitzgerald and Hemingway: A Dangerous Friendship. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1994.
  • Hemingway, Ernest, and Carlos Baker, ed. Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters: 1917-1961. New York: Scribner, 2003.
  • Hemingway, Ernest, and Larry W. Phillips, ed. Ernest Hemingway on Writing. New York: Scribner, 1984.
  • Reynolds, Michael. Hemingway: The Paris Years. New York: Norton, 1989.
If you're interested in World War I, you might also enjoy reading:
  • John Dos Passos's Three Soldiers, 1921
  • E. E. Cummings's The Enormous Room, 1922
  • Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, 1929
  • Robert Graves's Good-Bye to All That, 1929
If you're interested in the Lost Generation of writers, you might also enjoy reading:
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night, 1934
  • Malcolm Cowley's Exile's Return, 1934
  • Robert McAlmon's Being Geniuses Together, 1938
  • Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, 1964


  • The Hemingway Society
    The Hemingway Society was established in 1965 by Mary Hemingway, Ernest's widow. This website includes letters, newsletters, and many other resources.
  • The Hemingway Review
    The Hemingway Review is a scholarly journal published twice a year by The Hemingway Society and The University of Idaho.
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