“A Day’s Wait”

In this post, I am going to write about Ernest Hemingway, his short story “A Day’s Wait”, his way of writing and the lost generation.

“A Day’s Wait” is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway. it was published in his 1933 short story collection Winner takes nothing. The story is about an American nine-year-old boy called Schatz, Schatz gets sick during the cold winter. The father feels that his son is detached from him, a bit future in the story we learn that the boy thinks that he was going to die from the fever. because of the complication between two languages.

If you want you can read the whole story here http://crmsl.weebly.com/uploads/6/3/1/4/63143381/a_day’s_wait_by_ernest_hemingway.pdf


Hemingways style of writing

Hemingway is known for his particular way of writing and his new thinking of writing. At the time when Hemingway was writing everyone was writing in the same way (long, traditional sentence, with as many complicated words that could fit in) but Hemingway wrote with short sentence and just enough words to tell his story. He writes in a simple way, but it is still interesting to read. this is because he uses a lot of dialogues, but it is not always clear to see who is speaking when. the way he writes is the main reason for his success.


The lost generation

The lost generation is a group of American writers who came of age during World War I and established their literary reputations in the 1920s. the generation was lost in the sense of there work during World War I was no longer relevant in the postwar world. the reason why the work was no longer relevant is because the “back to normal” policy, with was established by President Warren G. Harding of the USA. This policy set provincial, materialistic and emotionally barrens against everything that had happened during the war. The term embraces world know writes like Ernest Hemingway, f. Scott Fitzerald, John Dos Passos, and many more writers.

The lost generations it is also a term that gets used more generally to refer to the post-World War I generation.



the lost generation

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