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Hills Like White Elephants



The short story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway was first published in 1927.  An unnamed American man and a young woman, Jig, are waiting for the train from Barcelona.  They are at a  small station-bar and apparently are on their way to Madrid. The story concerns  a seemingly dull conversation they have during their wait for the train.  Even so, beneath the surface, an emotional struggle is occurring between these two people.



Call Number for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PS3515 .E37



Circulating Books – A Selected List


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

                       Call Number:  PS3515 .E37 Z7466 1990

  •  Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Modern Critical Views: Ernest Hemingway. 1985.

                       Call Number:  PS3515 .E37 Z5865 1985

  •  Flora, Joseph. Ernest Hemingway: A Study of the Short Fiction. 1989.

                        Call Number:  PS3515 .E37 Z5938 1989

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

                       Call Number:  PS3515 .E37 A15 1998

  • Young, Philip. Ernest Hemingway: A Reconsideration. 1966a.

                       Call Number:  PS3515 .E37 Z982 1966a



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Hemingway, Ernest (Keyword)
  • Hills Like White Elephants (Keyword)



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 3, pg. 234

o   Vol. 19, pg. 211

o   Vol. 50, pgs. 413, 415

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction, 2nd Revised Ed.  Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1174

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

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 1785-1788

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 210, 217, 232, 234

o     Vol. 40, pg. 250

o   Vol. 63, pgs. 48-59, 118, 124 

  •  Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 6, pgs. 155-172

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

                       Call Number:  REF PS3515 .E37 Z864 1989

o   Pgs. 204-213



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