What Fish? -A Fish Tale as Told By the Master

old classic books with text of Tuesday Trivia The Classics
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WELCOME! Something a little different this week. Let’s do TRUE or FALSE.



“The Old Man and the Sea” is Hemingway’s last and best major work of fiction. Published in 1952 it received the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is believed to be responsible for Hemingway being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1954.

Hemingway had the idea for “The Old Man and the Sea” in his mind for many years; it wasn’t until more than a decade after his last novel, when people felt he was done writing, that he wrote the story. He wanted to prove to the critics that he still had his best work yet to write.

LIFE Magazine featured a full printing of “The Old Man and the Sea” in its September 1952 issue. Five million copies of the magazine sold out in two days. Peruse the digitized issue online.

How did you do? I hope you are enjoying Tuesday Trivia. Please invite your friends to visit and play long as well.

3 thoughts on “What Fish? -A Fish Tale as Told By the Master

  1. I think the marlin represents that trial by fire scenario we all face when retirement indirectly informs us our top notch skills and A game is a thing of the past. The struggle against personal obsolence is a universal one. Liked your choice of novel to critique.

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