I’m not a big Hemingway fan. For some reason or another, his disjointed literary style really grates me. I’m not saying he’s a shit author, or simply because he, as Faulkner said, “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” Far from it, in fact, because here I side firmly with Hemingway. It’s just that I can’t get past his unique writing style.
Anyway, as the story goes, Hemingway was once in a bar dared to write the fabled six word story. This is what he came up with:
“For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”
That is simply stunning.