Winner Take Nothing is a 1933 collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway. It comes four years after his poignant novel “A Farewell to Arms” and contains fourteen stories of varying length and topics. A number of them have been originally published in magazines. The collection include stories such as, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” that suggests depression and loneliness set in an empty cafe; “Homage” which takes place in a Swiss railway-station restaurant; “The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio”, a story in an accident ward of a hospital run by a convent; “A Way You’ll Never Be” which tells about a young American’s struggles with war memories; among others.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in 1899 and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. He was an American author, short story writer, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Many of his works are considered classics of American Literature. Winner Take Nothing reveals Hemmingway’s distinctive writing style that made him one of the most influential figures in the 20th-century American fiction.