A Clean, Well-Lighted Place | Critical Essay by C. Harold Hurley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.
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Critical Essay by C. Harold Hurley

SOURCE: “The Manuscript and the Dialogue of ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Place’: A Response to Warren Bennett,” in The Hemingway Review, Vol. II, No. 1, Fall, 1982, pp. 17-20.

In the following essay, Hurley maintains that Warren Bennett's “misinterpretation of the waiters' speech in the problematic exchange concerning the soldier and the girl compound rather than resolve the existing debate.”

Working from a recently discovered manuscript of Hemingway's “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” Warren Bennett resolves many of the questions concerning the story's much debated dialogue.1 As Bennett contends, the manuscript indeed “reveals how the illogical dialogue sequence may have occurred” (p. 616); “clarifies Hemingway's intention as to which waiter knows about the old man's suicide attempt” (p. 616); and demonstrates that...

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