Summary and Analysis Chapters 14 and 15
Hemingway reflects on classic literature. Though he has been told that New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield is good at short stories, he finds her flat after reading Chekhov. Even Chekhov’s writing was a mixed bag. Sometimes, according to Hemingway, he writes journalism, and other times he has wonderful stories. Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky astound Hemingway, though he is occasionally unsure why. It may be terrible writing but wonderful descriptions, especially about war. In speaking about these writers to Ezra Pound, Hemingway is nonplussed to find that Pound has never read any of the...
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