Act II of US lit. In which Hemingway shoots Henry James

“If the history of the American sentence were a John Ford movie, its second act would conclude with the young Ernest Hemingway walking into a saloon, finding an etiolated Henry James slumped at the bar in a haze of indecision, and shooting him dead.”
Adam Haslett; The Art of Good Writing; Financial Times (London, UK); Jan 21, 2011. 
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