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Posted in Uncategorized by Ulla Lauridsen on 24. maj 2012

Overskrift i The Telegraph:

If you want to write like Hemingway…
Fountain pen sales are soaring because they take us to a simpler, more romantic world.

Det er faktisk lidt sjovt, eftersom Hemingway selv sagde, at hans edge bestod i, at han skrev med en blyant:

Although he did use the typewriter, the pencil remained for Ernest Hemingway the preferred writing instrument, a conductor of feeling, place and emotion to the reader. There is a permanency in a typewritten text, a rigidity, something that yields reluctantly to revision. But a pencil-written text keeps the writing “fluid longer so that you can better it easier”, writes Hemingway On Writing:

After you learn to write, your whole object is to convey everything, every sensation, sight, feeling, place and emotion to the reader. To do this you have to work over what you write. If you write with a pencil, you get three different sights at it… First when you read it over; then when it is typed you get another chance to improve it, and again in the proof. Writing it first in pencil gives you one-third more chance to improve it… It also keeps it fluid longer so that you can better it easier”.

Ikke et ord om fyldepenne. Og hvad lige præcis Hemingway angår, synes ordene ‘simpler’ og ‘romantic’ at være uhyre malplacerede. Hans liv var alt andet end ukompliceret, og jeg ved ikke hvor romantisk det er med fire ægteskaber, alkoholisme og selvmord. Men hvad pokker – læserne ved heller ikke bedre.

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