Campus Units

English

Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

New Ohio Review

Volume

19

First Page

155

Last Page

158

Abstract

For years, I've encouraged students to "tell it cool" when narrating a tale that is harrowing or emotional. A cool narrator can be a buoy in rough waters. I've always thought this advice came from Hemingway, but at this moment as I search my bookshelves for the place where Hemingway said it, I can't put my finger on the quote. I know it's in there somewhere, likely in one of the letters (bossy letters full of unsolicited advice and signed "Papa" when friends were just writing to ask for money)...

Comments

Originally published as “Tell it Cool: On Restraint in Writing.” New Ohio Review 19 (2016): 155 – 158. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Debra Marquart

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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