This study guide will help you analyze the text “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characterizations, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Published in: Scribner's Magazine
Date of Publication: 1933
Genre: Short Story
Ernest Hemingway is considered a classic American author who revolutionized fiction writing in the 20th century. He was both a journalist and a writer and was awarded The Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for literature. His most well-known novels are “The Old Man and the Sea”, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “A Farewell to Arms”. The short story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” was initially published in a literary magazine and later on included in a collection titled “Winner Take Nothing”.
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