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Soldier’s Home

First published in 1925, the short story “Soldier’s Home” written by Ernest Hemingway is set in a small town in Oklahoma.  The central character of this story is Harold Krebs, a Marine who has just returned home after fighting in World War I.  In the story, Krebs struggles with telling the truth about the atrocities of war, or dishonestly portraying them as heroic deeds, which is what the town people want to hear and believe in.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3515 .E37
  • PS648 .S5

Circulating Books – A Selected List

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

                             Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z8274

  •  Donaldson, Scott (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Ernest Hemingway. 1996.

                            Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z58417 1996

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

                           Call Number: PS3515 .E37 A15 1998

  • Nahal, Chaman. The Narrative Pattern in Ernest Hemingway’s Fiction. 1971.

                            Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z744

  • Nelson, Gerald B., and Glory Jones. Hemingway: Life and Works. 1984.

                          Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z7455 1984

  • Waldhorn, Arthur. A Reader’s Guide to Ernest Hemingway. 1975.

                         Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z92 1975

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Soldier’s Home
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 – Criticism and Interpretation
  • Short Stories, American
  • Novelists, American – 20th Century -- Biography
  • Short Story

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 3, pg. 242

o   Vol. 19, pg. 211

o   Vol. 30, pg. 181, 189-90, 192, 201-02

o   Vol. 50, pg. 428

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1175

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

o   Vol. 7, pg 3793-95

  •  Oliver, Charles M.  Ernest Hemingway A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work.  1999.

                          Call Number: REF PS3515 .E37 Z7484 1999

  • Oliver, Charles M.  Ernest Hemingway A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work.  1999.

                        Call Number: REF PS3515 .E37 Z7484 1999

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

o   Vol. 1, pg. 244

o   Vol. 40, pg. 155, 224, 251

o   Vol. 63, pg. 79, 90

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

                         Call Number: REF PS3515 .E37 Z864 1989

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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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