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Cat in the Rain
Ernest Hemingway

A prototypical modernist short story with complex metaphors and imagery highlighting isolation and gender. The short story “Cat in the Rain” follows an American couple on vacation in postwar Italy. It features topics such as femininity, loneliness, longing and disappointment.

· · 1924

Critical edition

Hemingway, Ernest. "Cat in the Rain." The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, edited by Charles Scribner, Simon & Schuster, 1998. 2 pp., ISBN 9780684843322

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