Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory

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.

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