I wanted to post something funny (shit my humour is manufactured and processed AT WILL. Now you know.) but I’m quite affected by The Old Man and the Sea… Hemingway is truly inimitably accessible and it’s to his credit also that I didn’t immediately see allegories leaping up at me. I didn’t want to. There is nothing like picking up a good book and relating to unassuming but attractive characters; and I think this is how I want to spend my life, reading good fiction.


2 thoughts on “litgasm

  1. “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 the iceberg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. The writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing.”

    – Hemingway!

  2. michhhhh

    on a semi-related note read orwell’s take! very interesting, i like how he doesn’t make a beeline for the prevalent “art for art’s sake” argument. but the good thing is that his political fiction is so beautifully accessible

    “Good prose is like a windowpane.”

    shit i have lit and history to do. ah well that’s what monday mornings are for. i haven’t been reading books ever since i got angry birds :3!!!

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