Ernest Hemingway on Symbolism

There isn’t any symbolysm [sic]. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The sharks are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.

  1 comment for “Ernest Hemingway on Symbolism

  1. MS
    MS
    6 Jun 2012 at 6:09 pm

    One of the most boring books ever. This helps to explain why. I kept thinking, “Jesus, just die already.”

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