Earnest Hemingway : Attitude To Revising & Editing

Revising and editing are extremely important for the successful righting. At this point, it is possible to refer to the interview involving Eearnest Hemingway and revealing his attitude to revising and editing:

Interviewer: How much rewriting do you do?
Hemingway: It depends. I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied.
Interviewer: Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you?
Hemingway: Getting the words right. —

Ernest Hemingway, The Paris Review Interview, 1956

In such a way, Earnest Hemingway apparently looked for perfection in his writing and he used revising and editing just to make his literary works perfect, at least for him. He puts it as “getting the words right”, but that actually means that the writer was looking for the best way of expression of his ideas, feelings, and emotions, which he wanted to convey to  the audience and evoke in the audience with his writing.
At the same time, Hemingway reveals the importance of revising and editing in literary works as well as in any writing. Earnest Hemingway is the renowned writers, who was one of the best writers in the 20th century world literature, but he achieved success not just due to great or successful writing but also and probably mainly due to the successful revising and editing technique. The fact that he spent so much time on revising so little portion of text proves that he was really concerned about the accuracy of his writing and the effect his writing would have on the audience. Without revising and editing he could hardly achieve the desirable effect. This is why other writers, including both professional and amateurs, should follow his example and pay a lot of attention to revising and editing.

 

Works Cited:

Temple, E. ‘My Pencils Outlast Their Erasers’: Great writers on the art of revision. The Atlantic, 2013. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/01/my-pencils-outlast-their-erasers-great-writers-on-the-art-of-revision/267011/

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