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Hemingway won a Pulitzer for The Old Man and the Sea. A year later he won the Nobel Prize for his “powerful, style forming mastery of the art of narration.” He always wanted to write the Great American Novel and although Old Man probably isn’t that because it takes place in Cuba, it is a compelling story. Santiago, an old, poor fisherman, hasn’t caught a fish in 85 days. He’s desperate for a catch and so he sets out one morning to catch anything that will give him the money to feed himself. What ...more