“Big Two-Hearted River” Parts 1&2 by Ernest Hemingway

This week we bring you “Big Two-Hearted River” Parts I & II by Ernest Hemingway. The story explores the healing and regenerative powers of nature. In this past year, more people went camping, or hiking, than any other year. We all have been seeking the healing powers of nature during this trying time. When this story was published, critics praised Hemingway’s sparse writing. He used his Iceberg Theory of writing; a modernist approach to prose in which the underlying meaning is hinted at, rather than explicitly stated. “Big Two-Hearted River” is almost exclusively descriptive and intentionally devoid of plot. Enjoy!

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