'In Our Time' Is Published

In Our Time is a collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway.

Each chapter consists of a vignette that in some way relates to the following short story. It was published in 1925, and marked Ernest Hemingway's American debut. It contains several well-known Hemingway works, including the Nick Adams stories "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The Three Day Blow," and "The Battler", and introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style. "On the Quai at Smyrna" was first published as the introduction to the 1930 edition.

In 1923, Ezra Pound commissioned the yet little-known Ernest Hemingway to write a book for publication by Three Mountains Press in Paris. Over the course of the following year, Hemingway produced the 18 vignettes that came to comprise the slim volume titled 'in our time'. Not surprisingly given Pound's involvement, the prose is largely experimental and the lower-case typesetting of its title announces as much. Yet the original Paris 'in our time' chapters have by and large escaped scholarly attention, despite praise from Edmund Wilson and other important critics and journalists, perhaps because the following year Hemingway republished these vignettes--in modified forms--interspersed with his short story collection 'In Our Time'.