My previous experience with Hemingway was A Farewell to Arms
, and I think I put it down a few chapters in saying, 'Oh, god, I think The Real World
must be on TV somewhere.' But I have to say, he really shines in short story form, and I think "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is just plain masterful.
I do wonder though; can any self-respecting, self-proclaimed feminist get away with saying she has discovered she like Hemingway?
I guess that's why I eschew labels anyway.