Books: Stiff Upper Lip

WINNER TAKE NOTHING—Ernest Hem-ingway—Scribner ($2).

Ernest Hemingway's critics are beginning to call him a professional Hard Guy, hint that at bottom he is an adolescent sentimentalist. His followers crane their necks up at him as if he were a Paul Bunyan of literature, striding from strength to strength. Plain readers read him because he sometimes writes stories that hold them breathless. All three will find what they are looking for in Hemingway's latest book. Nobody now could mistake a Hemingway story for anything else. His language may appear hard-boiled but it is...

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