The Hemingway List

About the Hemingway List

February 10, 2019

The Backstory

1934... an aspiring writer asks Ernest Hemingway what books he should read to become a great author. Hemingway writes him a list of must-reads for the budding literary god (14 novels and 2 short stories).

Today... we are reading our way through this list, one chapter per day, and discussing the day's chapter (via our subreddit), to create a daily podcast. 


But why?

Well, because this is the path to literary greatness - as ascribed by Hemingway himself.  


Your choice...

Listener - Want to reach god-tier literary genius status without all that pesky reading? Subscribe to the podcast and listen along for the ride.

Contributor - If you want to be part of the daily chapter discussion, you'll need to keep up with the podcast and join us on our subreddit. It's akin to being part of a massive, world-wide, ultra-ambitious book club. Your comments and insights will then become part of the podcast.


The List

  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Hail and Farewell by George Moore
  • Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  • The Oxford Book of English Verse
  • Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
  • The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • The American by Henry James
  • Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson
  • The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
  • Dubliners by James Joyce
  • The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane
  • The Open Boat by Stephen Crane


The document in question...

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