The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Hemingway’s Plain Language

Author

Ronald Berman

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Berman, Ronald. “Hemingway’s Plain Language.” In Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway: Language and Experience, 75-85. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003.

Annotation

Complicates the common view that Hemingway’s simple sentences are meant to faithfully transcribe fact. Berman references Ludwig Wittgenstein’s theories that language often falsifies and is a barrier to expression, arguing that Hemingway felt similarly. Identifies passages from The Sun Also Rises, particularly bar and café scenes conveying nonverbal communication, exemplifying the complexity of Hemingway’s plain language.

Published in

Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway: Language and Experience

Date

2003

Pages

75-85

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