Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory
“If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water.”
– Death In the Afternoon, Scribner’s, 1932, Chap. 16, 192.