A Clean, Well-Lighted Place | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by David Kerner

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.
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Critical Essay by David Kerner

SOURCE: “The Ambiguity of ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,’” in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 29, No. 4, Fall, 1992, pp. 561-74.

In the following essay, Kerner offers a “comprehensive demonstration of the accuracy of Hemingway's text.”

Since Warren Bennett's 13,000-word defense—concluding, “All printings of [“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”] should, therefore—in fairness … most of all, to Hemingway—follow the 1965 emended text” (120)—has passed muster with Paul Smith,1 the earlier cries of “Enough!” were premature:2 a comprehensive demonstration of the accuracy of Hemingway's text is needed, lest we wake up one day to find the emendation enshrined in the Library of America. The need is evident too when Gerry Brenner can...

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