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Title

Inside the Current: A Taoist Reading of The Old Man and the Sea

Author

Eric Waggoner

Document Type

Article

Citation

Waggoner, Eric. “Inside the Current: A Taoist Reading of The Old Man and the Sea.” Hemingway Review 17, no. 2 (1998): 88-104.

Annotation

Explores the relationship of The Old Man and the Sea to Taoist thought, noting similarities in their treatment of the natural world and Santiago’s desire to follow a path of correctness while on his spiritual journey. Argues that reading the novella “in terms of victory and defeat is to reduce The Old Man and the Sea to a simple story of action rather than a rumination on the awareness of essence and precision from which that action arises.”

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

17

Issue

2

Date

1998

Pages

88-104

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