Indian Camp

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Indian Camp is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway.

Plot[change | change source]

Nick Adams goes with his father, a doctor, to an Indian camp. A pregnant woman is having difficulty giving birth. The baby is found to be backwards in the womb, and Dr. Adams is forced to perform a Caesarean operation. After the procedure is successful, Nick's father looks on the top bunk of the bed to see if the woman's husband was okay. The man had committed suicide with a razor during the labor.

This is the first Nick Adams story and shows the characterization of the father/son relationship between Nick and Dr. Adams.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Baker, Carlos (1972). Hemingway: The Writer as Artist (4th ed.). Princeton: Princeton UP. ISBN 0-691-01305-5
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  • Benson, Jackson (1989). "Ernest Hemingway: The Life as Fiction and the Fiction as Life". American Literature 61 (3): 345–358. doi:10.2307/2926824
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  • Hannum, Howard (2001). "'Scared sick looking at it': A Reading of Nick Adams in the Published Stories". Twentieth Century Literature 47 (1): 92–113. doi:10.2307/827858
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  • Mellow, James R. (1992). Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences. New York: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-37777-3
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  • Meyers, Jeffrey (1985). Hemingway: A Biography. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-42126-4
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  • Meyers, Jeffrey (1990). "Hemingway's Primitivism and "Indian Camp"". In Benson, Jackson. New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. Durham, NC: Duke UP. ISBN 0-8223-1067-8
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  • Oliver, Charles M. (1999). Ernest Hemingway A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work. New York: Checkmark. ISBN 0-8160-3467-2
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  • Reynolds, Michael (1989). Ernest Hemingway:The Paris Years. New York: Norton. ISBN 0-393-31879-6
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  • Smith, Paul (1996). "1924: Hemingway's Luggage and the Miraculous Year". In Scott, Donaldson. The Cambridge Companion to Ernest Hemingway. New York: Cambridge UP. ISBN 0-521-45479-X
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  • Strong, Amy (1996). "Screaming Through Silence: The Violence of Race in Indian Camp and The Doctor's Wife". The Hemingway Review 16 (1): 19–29.
  • Strong, Paul (1991). "The First Nick Adams Stories". Studies in Short Fiction 28 (1): 83–91.
  • Strychacz, Thomas (2003). Hemingway's Theaters of Masculinity. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP. ISBN 0-8071-2906-2
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  • Tetlow, Wendolyn (1992). Hemingway's In Our Time: Lyrical Dimensions. Cranbury, NJ: Bucknell UP. ISBN 0-8387-5219-5
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  • Wagner-Martin, Linda (2002). "Introduction". In Wagner-Martin, Linda. Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises: A Casebook. New York: Oxford UP. ISBN 0-19-514573-9
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  • Young, Philip (1964). Ernest Hemingway (1973 ed.). St. Paul: Minnesota UP. ISBN 0-8166-0191-7
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