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Notable Quotable: Tyler Hoffman on Why Young Writers Need Ernest Hemingway

"I think when you read Hemingway as a young writer, you begin to focus on the importance of every word. It's not about coming up always with the new word or the flashy diction, but it's about getting to a larger truth about subjectivity and character through the simple turns that language makes on a page." -- Tyler Hoffman

Dr. Tyler Hoffman is the chair of the English department at Rutgers-Camden, which is hosting a Big Read of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. Click through to read more of Hoffman's insights into Hemingway's work, including the influence of Gertrude Stein and Hemingway's early life as a journalist. 


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