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Patterns (Part 2)

“The series lays out how Hemingway stripped away excess from his language so that the reader would supply the emotion and thus feel it more deeply. He was inspired by Paul Cézanne, who would repaint the same view to find new ways of seeing it. He admired Bach for his mastery of repetition and used the device to rhythmic, incantatory effect in his prose.

– James Poniewozik, from the New York Times article “Hemingway Is a Big Two-Hearted Reconsideration”