Posts about “literature”

“Fuck literature.”
Ernest Hemingway, 1924, in a letter to Ezra Pound

“Then there is the other secret. There isn’t any symbolysm. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.”
Ernest Hemingway, 1952, in a letter to Bernard Berenson

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

On Thomas Hardy’s “The Self-Unseeing” and “The Haunter”, an essay from 1996

Coleridge and Wordsworth

Coleridge and Wordsworth

Discuss the differences in the ways the image of sunset functions in Wordsworth’s Intimations of Immortality and Coleridge’s The Lime-Tree.

The Automobile and the Tiara as Symbols of Class Distinction

The Automobile and the Tiara as Symbols of Class Distinction

“The egalitarianism of modern America represents the essential achievement of the classless society envisioned by Marx.” F. Fukuyama

Innocence v. Experience

This is a take-home test for AML 3124 from the fall of 1995. I might have not exactly addressed the questions as they were presented, but if I had wanted to be a journalist or a writer-for-hire, I never would have majored in English…read away…lemme know what ya think, too…

What Is This?

davidgagne.net is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

bartender.live

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.

Hemingway

You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.