Annette Benert (essay date 1974)
SOURCE: “Survival through Irony: Hemingway's ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,’” in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. XI, No. 2, Spring, 1974, pp. 181-87.
[In the following essay, Benert explores Hemingway's use of imagery and characterization in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.”]
“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” has with justice been considered an archetypal Hemingway story, morally and aesthetically central to the Hemingway canon. But its crystalline structure and sparse diction have led many critics to judge...
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