This study guide will help you analyze the short story “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it.
Presentation of the text
Title: “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Published in: “Cosmopolitan” magazine
Date of Publication: 1936
Genre: Short Story
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a famous American writer whose literary style has deeply influenced 20th-century literature. In his short stories and novels, Hemingway explored themes like love, loss and war; many times, he did it through what he called “the iceberg theory”. This implied that, in his literary works, the facts resemble the tip of the iceberg, while the deeper meaning of the facts is hidden.
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