Hemingway’s Plain Language
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.
Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway: Language and Experience