Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Hemingway's Favorite Short Story

I'm completely gobsmacked. I just read what Hemingway considered his best work. It's a short story in only six words.

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Wow.

2 comments:

BellaVida said...

I know what he meant though. There are days were I'm elated after writing a poem. Then there are days where I re read some chapters I've written and I feel like shredding it to pieces and trashing it just to start over again. I think all writers are extremely sensitve about their work.

Roberta said...

Agree with you.

Just bought the six-word memoir book (titled Not Quite what I Was Planning). Fascinating insights!

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