The Waiter and the Fisherman and Other Essays in Literature and Culture



Author: Miguel A. Bernad

Three decades after his stories were published, a quarter of a century after his first novel, Hemingway in his old age writes of an 'old man who fish alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish." On the eighty-fith day he goes farther out to sea than before, and then for three days and nights he battles mightily with a mighty fish. It is monster fish, eighteen feet long, great, beautiful, indomitable, but it is finally conquered by the equally indomitable spirit of a weakening old man.

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