Old H really has the magic; those short, brutal sentences that punch to the heart of the matter, the unspoken words that lurks beneath the dialogue, the powerful staccato of conversation. This collection of stories is unified simply by what the title suggests- Men without women. Several stories have men urging other men to hurry up and get married, that they’ll be more settled and able to sleep. One of the stars of the bunch, Hills like White Elephants, is the interchange between a man and woman on a train station in between Barcelona and Madrid, on the topic of aborting her baby. Today is Friday a short clever play involving 3 Roman soldiers present at the crucifixion. Other stories involve characters that range from matadors to boxers to soldiers.