An introduction to literature : fiction, poetry, and drama, by Sylvan Barnet; William Burto; William E Cain

By Sylvan Barnet; William Burto; William E Cain

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The truth that a writer makes us see is the “news that stays news” that Ezra Pound spoke of. Here is Hemingway talking about the writer's work: All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. (Esquire, December 1934), 68. The Hemingway story that we reprint, “Cat in the Rain” (page 83), deals with a young woman and a young man.

Only twice does the author use compound sentences (simple sentences joined by a conjunction, in this case the most child-like of all conjunctions, “and,” the language found in Dick and Jane children’s books). And perhaps it tells us something about life, even about our own lives, for instance about the disparity between our own grand view of ourselves and the simple reality. Now for a second very short story by Lydia Davis. City People [2001] They have moved to the country. The country is nice enough: there are quail sitting in the bushes and frogs peeping in the swamps.

When we read a book of fiction, however, we do not expect to encounter literal truths;we read novels and short stories not for facts but for pleasure and for some insight or for a sense of what an aspect of life means to the writer. Consider the following short story by Grace Paley. While raising two children she wrote poetry and then, in the 1950s, turned to writing fiction. Paley’s chief subject is the life of little people struggling in the Big City. You write about what’s mysterious to you.

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