My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway

This week we bring you “My Old Man” by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was an iconic American journalist and author, known for his brief and straightforward style of writing and for the gusto with which he lived his life. He survived car accidents and plane crashes as well as mishaps on hunting and fishing expeditions. And if that wasn’t enough danger for one man, he crowned it with an exclamation point by marrying four times. His experiences in war led him to abandon abstract language as empty, in favor of his hallmark writing style, in which he savored simplified and concrete actions. As if it were so easy: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Enjoy!

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