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Ernest Hemingway on Mark
Twain
Edward Reicin
Introduction
• Experienced attorney Edward E. Reicin serves as co-owner and
president at MPC Containment International, Lt...
Ernest Hemingway
• However, Hemingway maintained some criticism
for Twain’s great American novel. In fact, when
discussing...
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Ernest Hemingway on Mark Twain

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Experienced attorney Edward E. Reicin serves as co-owner and president at MPC Containment International, Ltd., and its affiliate M. Putterman & Co. When he is not working as a lawyer or engaging in local non-profit programs, Edward "Ed" Reicin enjoys reading books such as Moby Dick and The Assistant. His favorite authors include Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway.

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Ernest Hemingway on Mark Twain

  1. 1. Ernest Hemingway on Mark Twain Edward Reicin
  2. 2. Introduction • Experienced attorney Edward E. Reicin serves as co-owner and president at MPC Containment International, Ltd., and its affiliate M. Putterman & Co. When he is not working as a lawyer or engaging in local non-profit programs, Edward "Ed" Reicin enjoys reading books such as Moby Dick and The Assistant. His favorite authors include Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway. Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway are regularly heralded as two of the premier writers in the literary history of America. Hemingway was a great admirer of the man who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, among countless other novels and stories. Indeed, the former once famously stated that “All American writing comes from [Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since."
  3. 3. Ernest Hemingway • However, Hemingway maintained some criticism for Twain’s great American novel. In fact, when discussing the last few chapters of Twain’s book in The Green Hills of Africa, he prefaces the abovementioned quote by advising readers to stop the story once the character Jim has been taken. From that point on, the novel “is just cheating.” Still, Hemingway suggests the novel was the greatest literary achievement as recently as 1935, a sentiment that has been echoed in ensuing years by TIME and The Guardian.

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