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Ever tried to read an author, abandoned them, then gone back a while later and discovered you adore their style? I tried to read Hemingway a few years back, was frustrated with his macho sensibility and lost interest. Last week I picked up a book of his short stories and fell in luuuuurve. His writing is gentle, yet unsentimental and frank, and I love the way he makes the simplest, most mundane moments of human behaviour and interaction extraordinary.

Has this happened to anyone else? Which authors?
 

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Ever tried to read an author, abandoned them, then gone back a while later and discovered you adore their style?
I haven't had that experience. I tend not to go back to authors if I don't like them, but will re-read those I like. But it's interesting what you say about Hemingway, because I didn't particularly like his stories either. Found the themes very repetitive: hunting, bullfighting and Spanish Civil War. But, in light of what you said, I might try them again.
 

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Yeah, I was like that with Umberto Eco.
 

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I'm the same way with Hemingway,

His novels...meh.

His short stories...yeah!

"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" gives me such a weird feeling.

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That's my absolute favourite! Followed closely by "Banal Story".
 
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