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October 21, 2012

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

On this day in 1940 Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls was published. It had been over a decade since A Farewell to Arms, and though there had been a handful of books during that time, the critics had not thought much of them. About this one, many agreed with Edmund Wilson: “Hemingway the artist is with us again; and it is like having an old friend back.”

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