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The Old Man and the Sea


My dad had read The Old Man and the Sea to me because it was a fishing story.
Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning novella of facing a harsh and unforgiving world with dignity (1952)
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Strongly Associated with:   Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
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  • My dad had read The Old Man and the Sea to me because it was a fishing story.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • The Old Man and the Sea can only take place in the Caribbean, of course, but more particularly in and around Cuba.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Kind of like Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Yes, The Old Man and the Sea (1952), a nearly perfect literary parable, so clear, with symbols so available, that the Christian imagery is accessible to even beginning readers.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • We can never get all the way to the level of pure myth, even when a work like The Lord of the Rings or The Odyssey or The Old Man and the Sea feels "mythic," since even those works are displacements of myth.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Associated words [difficulty]:   The Old Man and the Sea [8] , Ernest Hemingway [6] , The Sun Also Rises [9] , Heart of Darkness [5] , The Catcher in the Rye [6] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , Jane Eyre [4] , Heart of Darkness [5] , Moby-Dick [5] , Pride and Prejudice [5] , Robinson Crusoe [6] , The Catcher in the Rye [6] , The Count of Monte Cristo [6] , The Three Musketeers [6] , Anna Karenina [7] , Doctor Zhivago [7] , Great Expectations [7] , Gulliver’s Travels [7] , Little Women [7] , Lolita (the novel) [7] , Middlemarch [7] , Paradise Lost [7] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , The Joy Luck Club [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [8] , Crime and Punishment [8] , Les MisÚrables [8] , Lord of the Flies [8] , Madame Bovary [8] , Mrs. Dalloway [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , Pygmalion [8] , Rip Van Winkle [8] , Sense and Sensibility [8] , Slaughterhouse-Five [8] , The Brothers Karamazov [8] , The Color Purple [8] , The Great Gatsby [8] , The Hunchback of Notre Dame [8] , The Last of the Mohicans [8] , The Metamorphosis [8] , The Scarlet Letter [8] , Uncle Tom’s Cabin [8] , Wuthering Heights [8] , Animal Farm [9] , Bleak House [9] , Canterbury Tales [9] , One Hundred Years of Solitude [9] , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [9] , The Call of the Wild [9] , The Sound and the Fury [9] , The Sun Also Rises [9] , The War of the Worlds [9]
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