Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day One Hundred Fifty-Eight: "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" by Ernest Hemingway


Two waiters discuss the plight of a local drunkard and the rationale behind his nightly ritual of drinking until 3:00 in the morning. The story explores the dark and scary side of failed suicide and its implications for the life that remains but at the same time the story doesn't try to explain anything. It simply poses questions. The reader is not given any answers which I quite liked.

A link to the story online is below:

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