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The Three Day Blow: Introduction
The Three Day Blow: Plot Summary
The Three Day Blow: Detailed Summary & Analysis
The Three Day Blow: Themes
The Three Day Blow: Quotes
The Three Day Blow: Characters
The Three Day Blow: Symbols
The Three Day Blow: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Ernest Hemingway
Historical Context of The Three Day Blow
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- Full Title: The Three-Day Blow
- When Written: Early 1920s
- Where Written: Paris, France
- When Published: 1925
- Literary Period: Modernism
- Genre: Short Story
- Setting: A cabin in rural Michigan around 1916.
- Climax: Nick and Bill, both drunk, head out of the cabin to go shooting. Nick is hopeful, having secretly resolved to seek a reconciliation Marjorie, but decides to put the issue out of his mind for now.
- Antagonist: Bill
- Point of View: Third-Person Omniscient
Extra Credit for The Three Day Blow
Lost Generation. Gertrude Stein first used the term “lost generation” when describing Hemingway and other writers (including F. Scott Fitzgerald) in her artistic circle in Paris in the 1920s.
Teenage Love. The character of Marjorie is based on Hemingway’s childhood friend Marjorie Bump, whom he had a relationship with during his teenage years.