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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Published in Scribner’s Magazine in 1933, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway takes place in a café late at night. Two waiters, one old and one young, wait on one last customer, an old man who is drunk. The waiters cannot leave until the old man goes home, and the younger is impatient with the situation.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3515 .E37

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  •  Benson, Jackson J. (ed.). New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. 1990.

                      Call Number: PS3515.E37 Z7466 1990

  • Benson, Jackson J. (ed.). The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: Critical Essays. 1975.

                      Call Number: PS3515.E37 Z8274

  • de Koster, Katie (ed.). Readings on Ernest Hemingway. 1997.

                        Call Number: PS3515.E37 Z75455 1997

  • Hemingway, Ernest. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. 1998.

                    Call Number: PS3515.E37 A15 1998

  • Tyler, Lisa (ed). Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway.  2001.

                      Call Number:  PS3515.E37 Z893 2001

  •  Weeks, Robert (ed). Hemingway: a Collection of Critical Essays. 1962.

                       Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z94

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Hemingway, Ernest

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 6, pg. 231

o   Vol. 8, pg. 285

o   Vol. 10, pg. 268, 270

o   Vol. 13, pg. 272, 279

o   Vol. 30, pg. 192

o   Vol. 34, pg. 478

o   Vol. 41, pg. 198

o   Vol. 61, pg. 203

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition) Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 2, pg. 671-73

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 1, pg. 216, 230, 232, 237-38

o   Vol. 36, pg. 294, 298-9

o   Vol. 40, pg. 154-269

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 9, pg. 18-53

  • Smith, Paul. A Reader’s Guide to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. 1989.

                          Call Number: REF PS3515 .E37 Z864 1989

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • Omnifile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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