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Hemingway, Ernest.
New York : MacMillan Publishing Company, 1981.
ISBN: 0684169401
[Read the short story "Nick sat against the Wall"] "Nick sat against the wall of the church where they had dragged him to be clear of machine-gun fire in the street.  He had been hit in the spine. His face was sweaty and dirty.  The sun shone on his face.  The day was very hot.  Rinaldi, big-backed, his equipment sprawling, lay face downward against the wall.  Nick looked straight ahead brilliantly.  The pink wall of the house opposite had fallen out from the roof, and an iron bedstead hung twisted toward the street.  Two Austrian dead lay in the rubble in the shade of the house.  Up the street were other dead.  Things were getting forward in the town.  It was going well.  Stretcher-bearers would be along any time now.  Nick turned his head and looked down at Rinaldi. "Senta, Rinaldi, senta.  You and me, we've made a separate peace." Rinaldi lay still in the sun, breathing with difficulty.  "We're not patriots."  Nick turned his head away, smiling sweetly.  Rinaldi was a disappointing audience." [End of story.]

Nick Adams is many people; a young boy growing up in Summit, Illinois; a soldier in Italy; a married man in Austria; a fisherman in Michigan; a parent, a writer, a soldier a veteran; he is everyman, he is Hemingway. (Stacy Charlesbois,  Adult & Young Adult Services Librarian,,  Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan)



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