Monday, August 04, 2008

Splash du Jour: Monday

If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water.
-- Ernest Hemingway –

Have a great Monday!


Jeane said...

Wow, that's a cool quote. I think it's true, as well. If I read slower I'd pick up on more moments like these!

Anonymous said...

Yes. Many may say it, but in Hemingway I believe it is true: Less is more.

I have been looking at that idea as executed in Hemingway's work a little closer lately. It seems almost magical, really, the degree of emotion that Hemingway can get into his work in so few words. I love that Hemingway keeps repeating words like "true" and "genuine" when he speaks about writing. Putting himself to the Truth Test. Rigorous. Rigorous.

"All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened."

That quote makes perfect sense to me...

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