Ernest Hemingway on Symbolism

No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in. … I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things.

–Ernest Hemingway, 1954, referring to The Old Man and the Sea.

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