Written in the 1920s and 30s, these short stories follow protagonist Nick Adams and his family through periods of his life, jobs, and the war from his childhood to adulthood. One story was made into the classic film noir of the 40s The Killers. Adams' life runs parallel to Hemingway's, gnawing on the bone of human existence: suffering, violence, dignity, hope for redemption, and death. —Recommended by Don, City Lights Books
The famous "Nick Adams" stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent—a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life.