“All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened” – Ernest Hemingway (www.brainyquote.com)
Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899 – 1961) was an American author and journalist. He served as an ambulance-driver during World War I in France and an infantryman in Italy, where he was wounded and decorated for valor. He was part of the “Lost Generation” of American expatriates. After the war he lived in Paris, Spain (where he supported the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War) and Cuba. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image. Two volumes of stories, In Our Time (1925), and Death in the Afternoon (1932), and two major novels, The Sun Also Rises (1926) and A Farewell to Arms (1929), established his international reputation. His novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952) won a Pulitzer Prize, and he also was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Hemingway's fiction was successful because the characters he presented exhibited authenticity that resonated with his audience. Many of his works are classics of American literature.
Ernest Hemingway wrote several short stories. For this research paper, the 2 pieces reviewed are “The Killers,” and “The End of Something.” The main purpose of this selection is to bring together the best approaches to Hemingway’s work. Hemingway uses overall techniques of symbolism. A point that deserves great attention and emphasis about this writer is his devotion to the implicit rather than the explicit mode. The subjects that would occupy his work throughout his career include the meaninglessness of human life, male companionship, and the inevitability of death.
1. “The Killers”
‘‘The Killers’’ was first published in the March 1927 issue of Scribner’s Magazine. The story is about two hit men who come to a small town to kill a former prizefighter,... [continues]
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