Reports from a Small Press Burnout: Hemingway’s Icebergs

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Hemingway said a short story should be like the tip of an iceberg, with the great expanse and weight below only felt or hinted at, but still filling the story with significance and holding it up, thrusting it up. When Bukowski writes about sitting at a table at a café, watching a girl in a green dress walk by, he says it feels good “After all the rest”, meaning when the struggle and cold and…

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