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Hills Like White Elephants (short story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 4 pages

Hills Like White Elephants is a 1927 short story by notable American author Ernest Hemingway. - AsNotedIn

The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. Close against the side of the station there was the warm shadow of the building and a curtain, made of strings of bamboo beads, hung across the open door into the bar, to keep out flies. The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade, outside the building. It was very hot and the express from Barcelona would come in forty minutes. It stopped at this junction for two minutes and went on to Madrid.Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1927/08/00 Ernest Hemingway Author "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway is published in the literary magazine Transition.

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Particulars for Hills Like White Elephants (short story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Narrative Arts Short Short Story a short story that is less than 3000 words
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Original Language: English

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