Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea

The style of writing, found in the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, (1952) represents Hemingway's "undoing" or simplistic approach. He writing style in this particular novel was criticized by his peers and literary critics in being "too simple." Unlike Hemingway's previous works of art, this small novel (small in appearance only) was not categorized as contemporary or progressive literature at the time of publication.

The novel added new elements and avenues of dialogue in the approach of deconstructionism (of the text) and made its way into the Western literary canon, even after Hemingway sustained negative criticism, by both peers and critics, for working outside the conventional or intellectually socially acceptable at the time.

In Hemingway's lifetime, he was able to see The Old Man and the Sea be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and was cited by the Nobel Committee to the Nobel Prize in Literature (1954). The Old Man and the Sea would be the last piece of completed and published work before Hemingway took his own life in 1961.

Hemingway loved Cuba. This is where he wrote the novel, The Old Man and the Sea

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