In what follows, we will focus on additional aspects in connection to the text that will help you put “The Old Man at the Bridge” by Ernest Hemingway in perspective.

Literary period


Works with the same theme

For works related to the theme of war, we encourage you to read stories like “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” by J. D. Salinger and “Fusilli” by Graham Swift.

In “A Perfect Day for Bananafish”, a war veteran tries to reintegrate into society but fails. The effect that war has had on him is noticeable in his...


Works by the same author

Ernest Hemingway was a prolific short story writer, with much of his fiction being inspired by his own life experiences. “The Old Man at the Bridge” is only one of various short stories that touch upon the topic of war. Other similar stories that we believe you should read to gain a broader vision of the author’s approach to war are: “A Very Short Story” (1924), “In Another Country” (1926), and “Soldier’s Home” (1925).


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