Tuesday, 31 July 2007

On Hemingway at normblog

"Being close to nature, fully respecting it, means acknowledging its cruelty as well as its beauty. The modern, urban human being finds it hard to do both: either nature is a gentle earth mother to be loved and embraced, or it is a savage force to be tamed. Hemingway's old man shows that, in fact, it is both."
Contribution to Norman Geras's Writer's choice series.