Ernest Hemingway | Critical Essay by Don Summerhayes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of Ernest Hemingway.
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SOURCE: Summerhayes, Don. “Fish Story: Ways of Telling in ‘Big Two-Hearted River.’” The Hemingway Review 15, no. 1 (fall 1995): 10-26.

In the following essay, Summerhayes examines Hemingway's use of language in “Big Two-Hearted River.”

We've reached a stage of modernity where it is very difficult to accept innocently the idea of a “work of fiction”; from now on, our works are works of language; fiction can pass through them, contacted obliquely, indirectly present.

—Roland Barthes

What do I want to communicate but what a hell of a good time I had writing it? The whole thing is performance and prowess and feats of association. Why don't critics talk about those things—what a feat it was to turn that that way, and what a feat it was to remember that, to...

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