Steven K. Hoffman (essay date 1979)
SOURCE: “Nada and the Clean, Well-Lighted Place: The Unity of Hemingway's Short Fiction,” in Essays in Literature, Vol. VI, No. 1, Spring, 1979, pp. 91-110.
[In the following essay, Hoffman explores Hemingway's thematic concern with “nada,” or nothingness, in his short fiction.]
One of his most frequently discussed tales, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is justly regarded as one of the stylistic masterpieces of Ernest Hemingway's distinguished career in short fiction. Not only does it represent...
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