“You may not believe this. No one believes this, but it is true": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's Winner Take Nothing
Winner Take Nothing.
Item Number: 81041
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933.
First edition of Hemingway’s third collection of short stories. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. A nice example.
Written when Hemingway was at the height of his creative powers, the stories in Winner Take Nothing glow with the mark of his unique talent. Hunters, wives, old men of wisdom, waiters, fighters, women loved, women lost: they are all here, living on the raw edge, making love, facing the inevitable reality of death. The characters, the dialogue, the settings, the remarkable insight could have come only from Hemingway's imagination. As an introduction to his work, or as an overview of the themes he developed at greater length in his novels, it is a stunningly successful collection.