In Our Time is a collection of short stories by Modernist author Ernest Hemingway. The stories are linked thematically by concepts of conclusion, loss of innocence and nobility, and violence between men. It also dwells on semi-autobiographical accounts of Hemingway's childhood and war experience. Also present is Hemingway's lifelong passion, bullfighting. The collection of short stories functions as an effective primer on Hemingway's spare literary style and on the themes that would dominate his later work.