A stylistic Analysis of A Clean, Well-lighted Place
Abstract: Hemingway’s narrative method, like his prose style, was direct and terse. It was his aim to project people living within the framework of the action of the story, and stripped of unnecessary exterior reference or comment on the part of an all-knowing author. This essay will give the comments on Hemingway’s fiction style from several aspects (his short story: A Clean, Well-lighted Place as example).
Key words: Hemingway fiction style
Ⅰ. Brief account of the author
Ernest Hemingway (Miller) (b. July 21, 1899, Oak Park, Ⅰ11., U.S. —d.July 2.
1961, Ketchum, Idaho) American novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He actively participated in the Spanish Civil WarⅡ. In 1961, in ill health, anxiety and deep depression, Hemingway shot himself with a hunting gun. Among his well-known novels are : The Sun Also Rises（1926），AFarewell to Arms(1929)， For Whom the Bell Tolls(1940),and The Old Man and the Sea(1952). A master of the short story, he is acclaimed as among the best short-story writers in the world. His influence on other writers of fiction, for instance, is widely acknowledged. Critics and reviewers have adopted, as part of their standard frame of reference, phrases such as “the Hemingway hero” and “the Hemingway style”, referring to aspects of achievement as an artist was recognized by the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature, special mention being made of his ‘powerful style-forming mastery of the art of modern narration’. The Nobel citation also drew attention to the central themes of his work—courage; intellectual and emotional honesty; generosity of spirit; and the author’s ‘natural admiration of every individual who fights and good fight in a world of reality over shadowed by violence and death.’
In theme, construction, style, and all-pervasive humanity, this remains one of the greatest achievements of a very great...