Why Is Ernest Hemingway So Popular?

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"...The fish gave a sudden lurch that pulled the old man... He felt the line carefully with his right hand and noticed his hand was bleeding" (Hemingway 127). This scene plays out from Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea on page 127 when Santiago and the Marlin are in a fierce, vicious, and expeditious battle. Ernest Hemingway devoted himself to writing fiction and eventually was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954 (Scribner). People may ask what exactly makes this short novella worth the attention and praise it is receiving, and why is it so popular? One reporter commented, "for his powerful, style-forming mastery of the art of narration" (Scribner). Others may say because of the protagonist Santiago in Hemingway's novella,

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