"Hills Like White Elephants": Lean, Vintage Hemingway

  title={"Hills Like White Elephants": Lean, Vintage Hemingway},
  author={Kenneth G. Johnston},
  journal={Studies in American Fiction},
  pages={233 - 238}
His stories came back in the mail, slipped through the slit in the saw-mill door where he lived, "with notes of rejection that would never call them stories, but always anecdotes, sketches, contes, etc. They did not want them, and we lived on poireaux and drank cahors and water."1 Those were the early, lean years in Paris when Ernest Hemingway was submitting to the discipline of hunger and to the discipline of his new theory of fiction: "That you could omit anything if you knew that you omitted… 
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