Summary and Analysis Chapters 22 and 23
Hemingway speaks of the difficulties of writing in the first person. The main problem is that readers believe that the experiences he is recording actually happened to him as the writer. Hemingway admits that sometimes he himself will believe that he actually experienced those events, since he has to put himself into the place of the narrator. His writing is so intense that he actually lives out the experiences in his mind and has trouble identifying what is real and what is fiction. He would also use his own actual experiences, as well as the experiences of others, in order to make his writing seem alive. The people he met in Italy, especially during the war, provided much material for his future...
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