Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.
"An essential book for consumers and aesthetes."-- "Idaho
"Essential for students of modern literature, offering insight into the mind and methods of one of the greatest practitioners of the story form. Essential for students of modern literature, offering insight into the mind and methods of one of the greatest practitioners of the story form." -- "Kirkus"
"Illuminating . . . to read it is to be shocked again by the fecundity of his genius. Writing one story that takes root in literary history is remarkable, but here is classic after classic."-- "Ron Charles, The Washington Post"
"Illuminating. . . it is undeniably fascinating to see how Hemingway swapped one word for another, or sliced and diced sentences." -- "Christian Science Monitor"
"Serves as a fine introduction to readers unfamiliar with Hemingway... [and] also makes a fine addition to the libraries of Ernest Hemingway's many admirers." -- "Washington Times"