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Author’s Final Note to the Reader

June 16th, 2009 · No Comments · The Torrents of Spring

Borrowing from a device used by Hemingway, I’d like to conclude my observations about The Torrents of Spring by mentioning – as an Author’s Final Note to the Reader – one of his literary sources: Henry Fielding.

Quotes from Henry Fielding begin each of the four sections of Hemingway’s first novel. For example (from Part One: Red and Black Laughter):

The only source of the true Ridiculous (as it appears to me) is affectation.

Henry FieldingClever sayings, those. But I didn’t know who Henry Fielding was. Was he made up? Was he real? So I looked him up. Here’s what Wiki says about him:

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.

Ah, the British know a thing or two about rich earthy humour and satirical prowess!

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