Hills like White Elephants

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Artist: Ernest Hemingway

Year: 2012

Date of Action: November 28, 2012

Region: North America

Location: Katy, Texas

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies: Parents

Description of Artwork: "Hills Like White Elephants" is a short story by Ernest Hemingway. It was first published in the 1927 collection Men Without Women. The story characterizes Hemingway's famous "Iceberg Theory of Literature".

The Incident: Due to an indirect allusion to an abortion, parents in the Katy, Texas school system lobbied from the removal of Hemingway's classic story from their AP English curriculum.

Results of Incident: "Hills like White Elephants" was removed from the Katy school system AP English curriculum.