A Clean, Well-Lighted Place | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lawrence Broer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.
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Critical Essay by Lawrence Broer

SOURCE: “The Iceberg in ‘A Clean Well-Lighted Place,’” in Lost Generation Journal, Vol. IV, No. 2, Spring-Summer, 1976, pp. 14-15, 21.

In the following essay, Broer explores the bond between the old waiter and old customer in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.”

“I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg,” Ernest Hemingway said about his craft. “There is seven-eights of it under the water for every part that shows.” In drawing attention to the often unsuspected depths in his work, Hemingway provides the ground for instruction in one of the major aesthetic principles of modern fiction: the art of indirection. What most modern writers have realized, and what Hemingway achieves so well in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” is that it...

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