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Ernest Hemingway By Moddelmog, Debra

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM959-1
Published: 09/05/2016
Retrieved: 18 March 2018, from


Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American writer who burst onto the modernist literary scene in Paris during the 1920s and subsequently became one of the most famous authors of the twentieth century. He developed a minimalist style characterized by an emotionally detached point of view, understated irony, the omission of key information from the story’s telling, and the conveyance of psychological states through exterior details. Although this style was frequently imitated and parodied, Hemingway actually experimented with style and narrative form throughout his career, for example using more complex sentence structures and forms (such as in his unfinished land-sea-air trilogy) in his later work.

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Moddelmog, Debra. "Ernest Hemingway." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 18 Mar. 2018 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM959-1

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