Ernest Hemingway on Writing

And he wrote as well and as incisively about the subject as any writer who ever lived… This book contains Hemingway’s reflections on the nature of the writer and on elements of the writer’s life, including specific and helpful advice ...

Author: Larry W. Phillips

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743237369

Category: Fiction

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An assemblage of reflections on the nature of writing and the writer from one the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing—that it takes off “whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it.” Despite this belief, by the end of his life he had done just what he intended not to do. In his novels and stories, in letters to editors, friends, fellow artists, and critics, in interviews and in commissioned articles on the subject, Hemingway wrote often about writing. And he wrote as well and as incisively about the subject as any writer who ever lived… This book contains Hemingway’s reflections on the nature of the writer and on elements of the writer’s life, including specific and helpful advice to writers on the craft of writing, work habits, and discipline. The Hemingway personality comes through in general wisdom, wit, humor, and insight, and in his insistence on the integrity of the writer and of the profession itself. —From the Preface by Larry W. Phillips

Write Like Hemingway

Following the paper’s style guide, with rules like “Use short sentences,” and approximately 100 more similarly exacting ones, Hemingway learned how to write, and carried these lessons of narrative economy with him for the rest of his ...

Author: Ed Gleason

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604338874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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An examination of how The Kansas City Star’s style guide shaped Hemingway’s unmistakable writing style. Acclaimed for his lean, succinct prose, Write Like Hemingway connects the dots between Ernest Hemingway’s earliest writing job and his most memorable fiction. After graduating high school, and before heading to Italy to drive an ambulance during World War I, “Papa” spent about 6 months over the course of 1917 and 1918 writing police reports for The Kansas City Star. Following the paper’s style guide, with rules like “Use short sentences,” and approximately 100 more similarly exacting ones, Hemingway learned how to write, and carried these lessons of narrative economy with him for the rest of his life.

Writing With Hemingway

All photos in this book are from the authors personal Hemingway experiences. This book is structured for a writer to write a variety of responses. Some questions intentionally provide a small area in which to write.

Author: Cathy Machold

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1535151803

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A work of creativity such as an artist's song, a dance, a musical instrument, a paint brush, produce a vision or a sound powerful enough to evoke emotion. A word or sentence can do the same. If properly placed, words stir thoughts and harness pure emotion, drawing a reader into a story. But, how do we get those words onto paper? An artist, a singer, a dancer or a musician cannot achieve success without discipline. Many hours of practice are necessary. Any art form requires time to perfect it. The same holds true for a writer. A writer must write. A writer must write many things in many ways to achieve a goal as a successful writer. Writing with Hemingway, A Writer's Exercise Book is the place for practice. Select a page and write. Or, start at the first page and work your way through. You will notice improvements in your work. Over time, you will develop your own writing style as you learn to write from your heart. Soak in Hemingway information as you complete these exercises. Enjoy photos of a walking tour of Hemingway's northern Michigan. Hemingway visited this area each summer from his birth in 1899 until he married Hadley Richardson at Horton Bay in 1921. The photos capture the influences used in his short stories early in his writing career. Other photos include The Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida; Ketchum, Idaho; and the Finca Vigia, Hemingway's home in Cuba. All photos in this book are from the authors personal Hemingway experiences. This book is structured for a writer to write a variety of responses. Some questions intentionally provide a small area in which to write. For other questions more space is available. This is part of the exercise. If you are inspired to write more on a particular topic, then continue writing on an added page. Exercises begin small and work into larger pieces. You will find an essay on page 149 for you to edit and critique. This is another exercise. This is not a diary. Be creative. Free yourself to write honestly. You will feel as though Ernest Hemingway is your personal guide moving you forward to become the writer you were meant to become. No matter what genre you are interested in, you will discover new ideas and possibilities for your work. Writing with Hemingway will be a dominate influence on writers crafting their books, articles, and memoirs and more. This timeless and soon-to-be treasured book will bring many readers a delightful experience. Appropriate for classroom and individual use, it is sure to be a "go to" resource for teachers in the high school, adult school, or college setting.

Write Like Hemingway

The bad news is: You have to learn to write. The good news is: Learning to write just became easier. In this book, writers learn to write like they were born that way from one of America’s greatest literary geniuses—Ernest Hemingway.

Author: R. Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440514159

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The bad news is: You have to learn to write. The good news is: Learning to write just became easier. In this book, writers learn to write like they were born that way from one of America’s greatest literary geniuses—Ernest Hemingway. Noted writing teacher Dr. R. Andrew Wilson calls writers to an adventure in writing Hemingway himself would love. Along the way they discover what really makes him a Great Writer, and how they can apply those lessons in voice, character, setting, and more to enhance their own writing. Whether agonizing over style, perfecting prose, or puzzling out plot, student writers find the answers they need to write their own masterworks. They’ll also benefit from Papa’s advice to beginning writers, comments on the work of other great authors, and daily writing habits. In this enlightening and informative book, writers find the mentor they need to master the art of writing.

Hemingway the Writer as Artist

Critically evaluates Hemingway's published workings, including Islands in the Stream, and provides a narrative on his literary life For this new edition of the best-known critical study of Hemingway's work, Carlos Baker has completely ...

Author: Carlos Baker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691013055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 438

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Critically evaluates Hemingway's published workings, including Islands in the Stream, and provides a narrative on his literary life

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

With the first publication, in this edition, of all the surviving letters of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), readers will for the first time be able to follow the thoughts, ideas and actions of one of the great literary figures of the ...

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521897335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 516

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With the first publication, in this edition, of all the surviving letters of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), readers will for the first time be able to follow the thoughts, ideas and actions of one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century in his own words. This first volume encompasses his youth, his experience in World War I and his arrival in Paris. The letters reveal a more complex person than Hemingway's tough guy public persona would suggest: devoted son, affectionate brother, infatuated lover, adoring husband, spirited friend and disciplined writer. Unguarded and never intended for publication, the letters record experiences that inspired his art, afford insight into his creative process and express his candid assessments of his own work and that of his contemporaries. The letters present immediate accounts of events and relationships that profoundly shaped his life and work. A detailed introduction, notes, chronology, illustrations and index are included. CLICK HERE to follow 'The Hemingway Letters' on Facebook CLICK HERE to watch Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's second son, discusses the letters and the writer's private persona with editor Sandra Spanier.

Hemingway on Fishing

From the early Nick Adams stories and the memorable chapters on fishing the Irati River in The Sun Also Rises to such late novels as Islands in the Stream, this collection traces the evolution of a great writer’s passion, the range of his ...

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476770468

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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From childhood on, Ernest Hemingway was a passionate fisherman. He fished the lakes and creeks near the family’s summer home at Walloon Lake, Michigan, and his first stories and pieces of journalism were often about his favorite sport. Here, collected for the first time in one volume, are all of his great writings about the many kinds of fishing he did—from angling for trout in the rivers of northern Michigan to fishing for marlin in the Gulf Stream. In A Moveable Feast, Hemingway speaks of sitting in a café in Paris and writing about what he knew best—and when it came time to stop, he “did not want to leave the river.” The story was the unforgettable classic “Big Two-Hearted River,” and from its first words we do not want to leave the river either. He also wrote articles for The Toronto Star on fishing in Canada and Europe and, later, articles for Esquire about his growing passion for big-game fishing. Two of his last books, The Old Man and the Sea and Islands in the Stream, celebrate his vast knowledge of the ocean and his affection for its great denizens. Hemingway on Fishing is an encompassing, diverse, and fascinating assemblage. From the early Nick Adams stories and the memorable chapters on fishing the Irati River in The Sun Also Rises to such late novels as Islands in the Stream, this collection traces the evolution of a great writer’s passion, the range of his interests, and the sure use he made of fishing, transforming it into the stuff of great literature. Anglers and lovers of great writing alike will welcome this important collection.

Bloom s how to Write about Ernest Hemingway

A guide to writing about the fiction of Ernest Hemingway offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics for individual works.

Author: Kim Becnel

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791097465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 280

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A guide to writing about the fiction of Ernest Hemingway offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics for individual works.

Hemingway on Hunting

With selections from his best-loved novels and stories, along with journalistic pieces from such magazines as Esquire and Vogue, this spectacular collection is a must-have for anyone who has ever tasted the thrill of the hunt—in person or ...

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476770475

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Ernest Hemingway’s lifelong zeal for hunting is reflected in his masterful works of fiction, from his famous account of an African safari in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” to passages about duck hunting in Across the River and into the Trees. For Hemingway, hunting was more than just a passion; it was a means through which to explore our humanity and man’s relationship to nature. Courage, awe, respect, precision, patience—these were the virtues that Hemingway honored in the hunter, and his ability to translate these qualities into prose has produced some of the strongest accounts of hunting of all time. Hemingway on Hunting offers the full range of Hemingway’s writing about the hunting life. With selections from his best-loved novels and stories, along with journalistic pieces from such magazines as Esquire and Vogue, this spectacular collection is a must-have for anyone who has ever tasted the thrill of the hunt—in person or on the page.

A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway

Reexamines Hemingway as America's modernist writer, and explores historical and biographical details of the writer's life, as well as the unexpected dimensions of his accomplishments and influence.

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin

Publisher: Historical Guides to American Authors

ISBN: 019512152X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Reexamines Hemingway as America's modernist writer, and explores historical and biographical details of the writer's life, as well as the unexpected dimensions of his accomplishments and influence.

Hemingway and French Writers

A distinguished scholar of both French literature and Hemingway studies, Stoltzfus compares Hemingway's major works in chronological order, from The Sun Also Rises to The Old Man and the Sea, with novels by French writers.

Author: Ben Stoltzfus

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215293122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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A collection of essays tracing seven decades of literary interaction between Hemingway and notable French authors In a 1946 Atlantic Monthly essay, Jean-Paul Sartre writes: "The greatest literary development in France between 1929 and 1939 was the discovery of Faulkner, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Caldwell, and Steinbeck." When Ernest Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1922, he was an unknown writer from America. The City of Light was where he learned his craft and gained legitimacy. Although much has been written about Hemingway's apprentice years in Paris, little has been published about his literary convergences with French writers. In Hemingway and French Writers, Ben Stoltzfus illuminates the connections between Hemingway and the most important French intellectuals, such as Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust, André Gide, Jacques Lacan, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henry de Montherlant, André Malraux, and Albert Camus. A distinguished scholar of both French literature and Hemingway studies, Stoltzfus compares Hemingway's major works in chronological order, from The Sun Also Rises to The Old Man and the Sea, with novels by French writers. While it is widely known that France influenced Hemingway's writing, Hemingway also had an immense impact on French writers. Over the years, American and French novelists enriched each other's works with new styles and untried techniques. In this comparative analysis, Stoltzfus discusses the complexities of Hemingway's craft, the controlled skill, narrative economy, and stylistic clarity that the French, drawn to his emphasis on action, labeled "le style américain."

Hemingway s Paris

“Read this book and savor Hemingway’s city.” —James Meredith, president, Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society For the first time in trade paperback, experience Hemingway’s Paris in all its beauty and grandeur.

Author: Robert Wheeler

Publisher: Yucca

ISBN: 1631581139

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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“Read this book and savor Hemingway’s city.” —James Meredith, president, Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society For the first time in trade paperback, experience Hemingway’s Paris in all its beauty and grandeur. In gorgeous black-and-white images, Hemingway’s Paris depicts a story of remarkable passion—for a city, a woman, and a time. No other city in any of his travels was as significant, professionally or emotionally, as Paris. And it remains there, all of the complexity, beauty, and intrigue that Hemingway describes in the pages of so much of his work. It is all still there for the reader and traveler to experience—the history, the streets, and the city. Restaurants, hotels, homes, sites, and favorite bars are all detailed here. The ninety-five black-and-white photographs in Hemingway’s Paris are of the highest caliber. The accompanying text reveals Wheeler’s deep understanding of Hemingway: his torment, his talent, the obstacles he faced, and the places of refuge needed to nurture one of the preeminent writers of the twentieth century. Moved by the humanistic writing of Hemingway, Wheeler was inspired to travel throughout France, Italy, Spain, Africa, and Cuba, where he has sought to gain insight into the motivation behind Hemingway’s books and short stories. As a teacher, lecturer, and photojournalist, he set out to capture and interpret the Paris that Ernest Hemingway experienced in the first part of the twentieth century. Through his journal and photographs, Wheeler portrays the intimate connection Hemingway had with the woman he never stopped loving, Hadley, and with the city he loved most, Paris.

The Sun Also Rises

A profile of the Lost Generation captures life among the expatriates on Paris' Left Bank during the 1920s, the brutality of bullfighting in Spain, and the moral and spiritual dissolution of a generation.

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501121968

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A profile of the Lost Generation captures life among the expatriates on Paris' Left Bank during the 1920s, the brutality of bullfighting in Spain, and the moral and spiritual dissolution of a generation.

Fifty Years of Hemingway Criticism

Arranged by subject matter, these essays focus on the novels The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, as well as the short stories “The Undefeated,” “The Killers,” “Soldier’s ...

Author: Peter L. Hays

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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A master of short story, novel, and nonfiction prose, Ernest Hemingway has been the subject of countless books, articles, and biographies. The Nobel–prize winning author and his work continue to interest academics, whose studies of his personal life are frequently intertwined with examinations of his writing. In Fifty Years of Hemingway Criticism, noted scholar Peter L. Hays has assembled a career-spanning collection of essays that explore the many facets of Hemingway—his life, his contemporaries, and his creative output. Although Hays has published on other writers, Hemingway has been his main research interest, and this selection constitutes five decades of criticism. Arranged by subject matter, these essays focus on the novels The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, as well as the short stories “The Undefeated,” “The Killers,” “Soldier’s Home,” and “A Clean Well-Lighted Place.” Other chapters explore Hemingway’s relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald; teaching Hemingway in the classroom; and comparing Hemingway’s work to writers such as Eugene O’Neill, Ford Madox Ford, and William Faulkner. When first published, some of these essays offered original views and insights that have since become standard interpretations, making them invaluable to readers. Easily accessible by both general readers and academic scholars, Fifty Years of Hemingway Criticism is an essential collection on one of America’s greatest writers.

Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway

Provides background information on the life of Ernest Hemingway and his development as a writer, and includes critical examinations of his major works, his short fiction, and works published posthumously.

Author: Lisa Tyler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Provides background information on the life of Ernest Hemingway and his development as a writer, and includes critical examinations of his major works, his short fiction, and works published posthumously.

Form and Function of Paris Representation in Hemingway s A Moveable Feast

Taking into account the fact that at that time Hemingway had already written all his best books, that in 1953 he was awarded The Pulitzer Prize and in 1954 - the Nobel Prize for Literature, one could suppose that the book was written by a ...

Author: Olga Nikitina

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638878975

Category:

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Bonn, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: A Moveable Feast deals with the years 1921 to 1926 spent by Hemingway as a young man at the beginning of his literary carrier in Paris. He started to write it in 1958 and it actually remained unfinished when he committed suicide in 1961. Taking into account the fact that at that time Hemingway had already written all his best books, that in 1953 he was awarded The Pulitzer Prize and in 1954 - the Nobel Prize for Literature, one could suppose that the book was written by a successful and confident author who looked back at his young years with a gentle smile (sort of "how it all started") probably not without nostalgia. But if one takes a closer look at Hemingway's biography one finds out that the Paris book was being written by the "the rapidly ageing Ernest" [Svoboda, p.159] in the midst of health problems and family pressure, probably foreseeing the end of his literary career, suffering from continuous depressions and paranoia. Add to all this repercussions of the two plane crashes which he survived and the loss of the mother, Pauline Hemingway and his close friend and editor Charles Scribner and you will be able to imagine (probably quite remotely) what Hemingway's state of mind really was while he was writing the book in question. What could be the message of the book written under such circumstances - at the top of the literary career and facing the gap of despair? Was it an attempt to explain to himself what he had done wrong with his life, to calculate what had been lost and what had been gained during Paris years or to prove that in spite of increasing difficulties with writing he is still a great writer? Was he trying to show what had made him the kind of writer he was and (as he desperately hoped) still kept him on the top or was he simply recollecting the old happy times in order to f

The Face in the Mirror

Fleming suggests that both of these postwar novels are major works of fiction, adding new dimensions to the Hemingway canon."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Author: Robert Edward Fleming

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026840770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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"The Face in the Mirror is a study of a largely overlooked theme in Hemingway's writing - his depiction of writers and the special problems they face, professionally and personally. From his earliest years as a short-story writer to the end of his career when he attempted to complete two ambitious novels, Hemingway was preoccupied with the artistic and ethical dilemmas of his writer protagonists. Fleming's book explores Hemingway's concern with writers from the 1920s through the early 1960s." "Hemingway began his career with an easy confidence that he could profit from the errors of other authors he had encountered during his Paris period: his early story "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot" and his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises depict writers who are flawed by a too-shallow commitment to their art that results in truncated literary careers and inferior literary work. By the 1930s, having established his own reputation, Hemingway turned his scrutiny inward, examining some of his own faults in such works as "Fathers and Sons" and "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio."" "After World War II, Hemingway attempted to resume his literary career with Islands in the Stream and The Garden of Eden, neither of which he was able to finish. Both of these massive manuscripts thoroughly treated the problems an artist faces in balancing art and humanity. In A Moveable Feast, nearly completed at the time of his death, Hemingway retreated from the introspection of the two unfinished previous novels and instead created the myth of Ernest Hemingway as happy artist, surrounded by inferior talents who exemplify the ways in which authors may fail." "Fleming's book provides a closer examination of such neglected works as To Have and Have Not and the Spanish Civil War short stories. His readings of Islands in the Stream and The Garden of Eden will change the way future readers and critics view those novels. Fleming suggests that both of these postwar novels are major works of fiction, adding new dimensions to the Hemingway canon."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved