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    Updated on Aug 18, 2020. Posted on Jan 9, 2014

    16 Works That Ernest Hemingway Thought A Young Writer Should Read

    A curated list of must-reads from Papa himself.

    In 1934, a young writer tramped across the country to talk to Ernest Hemingway at his Key West, FL home. Along with the advice on writing he received from Hemingway, he also got a list of essential reading comprised of two short stories and 14 books.

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    You can read the whole story of Arnold Samuelson's visit with Hemingway here.

    Here's the whole list of works:

    1. Blue Hotel - Stephen Crane

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    You can read this story here.

    2. The Open Boat - Stephen Crane

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    You can read this story here.

    3. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

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    You can read the whole book here.

    4. Dubliners - James Joyce

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    You can read the whole book here.

    5. The Red And The Black - Stendhal

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    You can read the whole book here.

    6. Of Human Bondage - Somerset Maugham

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    You can read the whole book here.

    7. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

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    You can read the whole book here.

    8. War And Peace - Leo Tolstoy

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    You can read the whole book here.

    9. Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann

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    You can buy the book here.

    10. Hail And Farewell! - George Moore

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    You can read the whole book here.

    11. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    You can read the whole book here.

    12. The Oxford Book Of English Verse

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    You can read the whole book here.

    13. The Enormous Room - E.E. Cummings

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    You can read the whole book here.

    14. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

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    You can read the whole book here.

    15. Far Away And Long Ago - W.H. Hudson

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    You can read the whole book here.

    16. The American - Henry James

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    You can read the whole book here.

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