Happy birthday to Ernest Hemingway!! 🎈
Hemingway's iceberg theory is a writing technique specializing in omission. Concise writing came with the territory in his days as a young journalist. As a novelist and short story writer, Hemingway retained his minimalist style. Never explicitly discussing the underlying themes in his work allowed the reader to develop deeper, implicit understandings.
After the publication of "The Old Man and the Sea," Hemingway told Time Magazine, "No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in ... That kind of symbol sticks out like raisins in raisin bread. Raisin bread is all right, but plain bread is better. ... I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea, a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things. The hardest thing is to make something really true and sometimes truer than true." #HBD #UrbanaFree - 7 minutes ago