Nihilist Pessimism In Ernest Hemingway's Old Man And The Sea

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Falik 1
Ayesha Falik
B.A. honors English Literature
Mrs. Saifia fawad
11 September 2014
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Nihilist Pessimism in Hemmingway’s Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Miller Hemingway was one of the most prominent author and journalist. He was one of the most significant American authors of the Twentieth century. His novels and short fictions have left a permanent mark on the literary production of the United States and the world. Although most often remembered for his economical and understated fiction, he was also a noted journalist. In 1954, Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Novel Prize in Literature. Hemingway is also known for his heroic, adventurous and often stereotypically “manly” public persona. The myth he cultivated of himself as a man of action aided the important Modernist reading of many of his works. He presented mans conquest to gain power and individuality. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby was a source of inspiration for Hemmingway. Hemingway employed a distinctive style which drew comment from many critics. Hemingway does not give way to lengthy geographical and psychological description. His style has been said to lack substance because he avoids direct statements and descriptions of emotion. Basically his style is simple, direct and somewhat plain. He developed a forceful prose style characterized by simple sentences and few adverbs or adjectives. He wrote
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