In 1922, Hadley Hemingway stowed a suitcase containing Ernest's work-in-progress in her train compartment at Paris's Gare de Lyon. She left briefly; when she returned, the suitcase was gone. The impact of this loss reverberated throughout Hemingway's career.
The Nick Adams Stories
Hemingway's "Nick Adams" short stories, begun in 1919, were a wellspring to which he returned time and again during the first half of his career. Although the stories are fictional, Nick's early life experiences resonate strongly with Hemingway's own.
Selected External Resources
Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography, C. Edgar Grissom
Hemingway: A Comprehensive Bibliography (volumes I & II), Audre Hanneman