Reexamining the Origins of “After the Storm”

Michael J. Crowley

in Key West Hemingway

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033556
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038353 | DOI:
Reexamining the Origins of “After the Storm”

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The third part of this book focuses on Hemingway's neglected Florida essays and short fiction. This composition study of Hemingway's earliest Key West short story, “After the Storm,” published in Cosmopolitan in 1932, parses conflicting accounts of how the author first learned the legend of the sunken Valbanera from local fisherman Bra Saunders. “After the Storm” recounts the powerful and memorable story of one man's struggle against the elements in an attempt to loot a sunken ship. The narrator's actions are only one step removed from grave-robbing, and his matter-of-fact descriptions of these actions are uncomfortably cold-blooded.

Keywords: Valbanera; Bra Saunders; Florida essays; Ernest Hemingway; After the Storm

Chapter.  7109 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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