Fuck Yeah, Hemingway: One True Sentence →
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.’ So finally I would write one true sentence, and then go on from there. It was easy then because there was always one true sentence that I knew or had seen or had heard someone say. If I started to write… Worth posting once more. A reminder and inspiration to get back to my story.
your hand in mine: Dorothy Parker on "For Whom the... →
There are many authors who have written about love, all about the gamut from embarrassment to enchantment. There are many who have written about sex and have got rich and fat and pale at the job. But nobody can write as Ernest Hemingway can of a man and a woman together, their completion and…
Hemingway's favorite word is "voluptuous"...
thelovelyquotes: …in For Whom the Bell Tolls: “…and simply stretching in the robe against the flannel lining was voluptuous with fatigue.” “Later that night when they had the last houses on the hill, he lay comfortable behind a brick wall…and thought, with a comfort that was almost voluptuous, of the rise of the hill with the smashed villa that protected the left flank.” “Then he...
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There is nothing to writing. You just sit down at...
Hemingway once wrote a six-word story: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is said to have called it his best work. Literary legend holds that the story was the result of a bar bet. There is no factual evidence of this, nor of the story’s physical existence. But who cares. The knowledge laid bare in Hemingway’s “best work” is both clear and transcendent: An evocative narrative – with a...
You ask for the impossible. You ask for the ruddy impossible. So if you love...– For Whom the Bell Tolls
Good-by,” she said, and he saw her face he always loved so much, that crying...– Ernest Hemingway, To Have and Have Not (via imernesthemingwaydealwithit)
katiebakes: “And if Hemingway’s style at its purest owed a great deal to the simple word ‘and,’ Lipsyte’s sentences generate their coiled and sneaky power through its calculated absence.” — Great essay by Philip Connors about Sam Lipsyte.
POLL: Who Would You Rather Bang — Hemingway or... →
Allie at The Hemingway Project sent me this link. It seems that the writer of the “poll” wants to hate-fuck Hemingway. In any case, he has some hard-baked, vaguely humorous opinions on both writers. My answer: neither. I’d like to fuck Hemingway’s…writing. I’d like to write with the skill in his left middle finger, on boat with Joan Didion steered by Norman...