Hills Like White Elephants



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Hills Like White Elephants
Ernest Hemingway

A prototypical modernist short story with complex metaphors and imagery. Somewhere in northern Spain an American man and a young girl are having drinks at a bar in a train station. They are waiting for a train to Barcelona, where she is going to have an abortion. She seems to be afraid of the procedure, but he, even though he would not admit it, has made the decision for her.

· · 1927

Critical edition

Hemingway, Ernest. "Hills Like White Elephants." The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, edited by Charles Scribner, Simon & Schuster, 1998. 4 pp., ISBN 9780684843322

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  • Classic
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  • Gender equality

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