Winter 1953 • Vol. XV No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1953 |

Hemingway Revealed

The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Scribner's. $3.00. Hemingway's next to last book, Across the River and Through the Trees, may some day be admired more liberally than it seems to have been on its first appearance. That novel was at least a powerful expression of Hemingway's legend. His new novel, The Old Man and the Sea, has nothing to do with the legend, except as it registers a determination to shake the legend off. In this story the author is revealed rather than exposed. He is shown in what are no doubt his original capacities: as an exacting artist, a visionary of nature and human nature, a man committed to self-reliance jusqu'au ete and beyond. One of his best stories, The Old Man and the Sea is also a first-rate example of that literature of the big hunt to which so many American writers have contributed, affirming through this image the frontier virtues and the natural basis of our life. Certain of Hemingway's early tales renewed the hunting subject for the prese

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