The Old Man and the Sea | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Carlos Baker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 40 pages of analysis & critique of The Old Man and the Sea.
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Critical Essay by Carlos Baker

SOURCE: "Hemingway's Ancient Mariner," in Ernest Hemingway: Critiques of Four Major Novels, edited by Carlos Baker, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1962, pp. 156-72.

In the following revision of an essay that first appeared in his influential 1956 work Hemingway: The Writer as Artist, Baker argues that Hemingway's particular understanding of the notion of "Wahrheit," or "Truth, "finds its greatest expression in The Old Man and the Sea; that Santiago is a Christ-like hero in touch with his true nature; and that the boy Manolin stands for the old man's lost youth. He goes on to comment on the movement of struggle, deprivation, and triumph in the novella.

I. Truth and Poetry

Goethe called his autobiography Dichtung und Wahrheit, Poetry and Truth. The reverse of Goethe's title...

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