[This edition is in Bulgarian.] Before he gained wide fame and accolades as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. “The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” the titular story of this collection, was originally published in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1936 and is among Hemingway’s most celebrated work. Set in Africa on a big-game safari, it is a story of betrayal, courage, and the relationship between a husband and wife. Other stories in this collection include “The Capital of the World,” “A Way You’ll Never Be,” “A Day’s Wait,” and “Fathers and Sons.” All sixteen stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the twentieth century.
Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.