Hemingway's Contribution to American Literature Term Paper by Master Researcher

Hemingway's Contribution to American Literature
A biography of Ernest Hemingway and his influence on American literature.
# 36485 | 1,650 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2003 in Literature (American)


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This paper discusses the background of Ernest Hemingway and describes how he spearheaded the modernistic renaissance by employing realistic and naturalistic techniques. The paper discusses how Hemingway separated himself from American society to better judge it and compare it to that of other cultures of the world. The paper notes that Hemingway is perhaps this country's most universal writer; his work has been translated in all parts of the world, and speaks to the essential humanity of individual human beings of all cultures and all races.

From the Paper:

"Hemingway has had an enormous influence on American writers, mainly because of his unique writing style. He used simple nouns and verbs and was still able to capture the scene precisely. He provided detached descriptions of action in that he avoided describing the thoughts and emotions of his characters in a direct way. In an interview from Modern Critical Views: Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway was asked how detached from and experience must he be before writing about it in fictional terms; i.e., the African air crashes. Hemingway responded: It depends on the experience. One part of you sees it with complete detachment from the start. Another part is very involved. I think there is no rule about how soon one should write about it. It would depend on how well adjusted the individual was and on his or her recuperative powers. Certainly it is valuable to a trained writer to crash in an aircraft which burns.(135) Hemingway made the reading of the story as close to the actual experience as possible. [1]"

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