Ernest Hemingway on Writing
Ernest Hemingway's astonishing influence on American fiction has long been recognized by literary critics and casual readers alike. His unique style, ... Show synopsis Ernest Hemingway's astonishing influence on American fiction has long been recognized by literary critics and casual readers alike. His unique style, as well as the themes he developed and the characters he created, have been studied, analyzed, and imitated by countless writers. Throughout his life, Hemingway maintained that it was bad luck to talk or write about his art; nonetheless, his thoughts about the nature of writing and the writer's life are preserved in his novels and stories; letters to editors, friends, fellow writers, and critics; and in interviews and commissioned articles. Larry W. Phillips has skillfully and meticulously uncovered Hemingway's insights to create this extraordinary book. Featuring specific information on the craft of writing, work habits, and discipline -- and imbued with Hemingway's wit, wisdom, and humor, and insistence on the integrity of the writer and of the profession itself -- Ernest Hemingway on Writing offers essential advice from the author whose writing has had an astounding impact on contemporary American fiction.