Wyndham Lewis (essay date 1934)
SOURCE: “Ernest Hemingway: The ‘Dumb Ox’,” in Men Without Art, 1934. Reprint by Russell & Russell, Inc., 1964, pp. 17-41.
[In the following essay, originally published in 1934, Lewis accuses Hemingway of borrowing the style of Gertrude Stein, purveying brutish speech patterns, and championing the unthinking masses, but at the same time praises his skill as a writer.]
Ernest Hemingway is a very considerable artist in prose-fiction.
Besides this, or with this, his work possesses a penetrating...
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