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Deciding not to be a bitch – The Sun Also Rises (Final)

Americans were drawn to Paris in the Roaring Twenties by the favorable exchange rate, with as many as 200,000 English-speaking expatriates living there….Many American writers were disenchanted with the US, where they found less artistic freedom than in Europe. (For

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‘..I overtipped him. That made him happy’. – The Sun Also Rises

“How does one eat inside?” I asked the waiter. Inside the café was a restaurant. “Well. Very well. One eats very well.” “Good.” The last time we visited our motley crue of the ‘Lost Generation’ in Paris we amused ourselves

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Savvy and amusing dialogue in ‘The Sun Also Rises’ (1926)

The dialogue below is something you might expect from the very best of a Woody Allen or Larry David script yet Hemingway did it in the 1920s. Following on from last week’s reflections on Ernest Hemingway’s short declarative sentences and

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‘If in doubt, cut it out’ – Reflections on Ernest Hemingway’s writing

‘If in Doubt Cut it Out’ is an old writer’s slogan used to remind budding writers to get rid of unnecessary noise and clutter. Cutting words remains one of the hardest, yet necessary parts of writing. Even after all these

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