Imbued with Hemingway's wit, wisdom, and humor, "Ernest Hemingway on Writing" offers essential advice from an author who has had an astounding impact on contemporary American fiction.Imbued with Hemingway's wit, wisdom, and humor, "Ernest Hemingway on Writing" offers essential advice from an author who has had an astounding impact on contemporary American fiction.Read Less
Writing. Book Description An assemblage of reflections on the nature of writing and the writer from o ne the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Throughout Hemingway's career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad lu ck to talk about writing-that it takes off "whatever butterflies have on th eir wings and the arrangement of hawk's feathers if you show it or talk abo ut it." Despite this belief, by the end of his life he had done just what he intend ed not to do. In his novels and stories, in letters to editors, friends, fe llow artists, and critics, in interviews and in commissioned articles on th e subject, Hemingway wrote often about writing. And he wrote as well and as incisively about the subject as any writer who ever lived...This book contains Hemingway's reflections on the nature of the writer and on elements of the writer's life, including specific and helpful advice to writers on the craft of writing, work habits, and discipline. The Hemingway personality comes through in general wisdom, wit, humor, and insight, and in his insistence on the integrity of the writer and of the profession itse lf. -From the Preface by Larry W. Phillips Editorial Reviews Amazon. com Review "Throughout Ernest Hemingway's career as a writer, " says Larry W. Phillips in his introduction to Ernest Hemingway on Writing, "he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing." Hemingway seems to have courted bad luck. Phillips has amassed a slender book's worth of Hemingway's reflections on writing, culled from letters, books, interviews, speeches, and an unpublished manuscript. These musings are arranged into topics such as "A.
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