The Old Man and the Sea
“The Old Man and the Sea” – the novel by the American writer Ernest Hemingway, written in Bimini (Bahamas) and published in 1952. The last known work of Hemingway, published during his lifetime. Tells the story of the old man Santiago, a Cuban fisherman about his struggle on the high seas with a giant marlin that became the greatest prey in his life. The poem is dedicated to “tragic stoicism”: before the cruelty of the world, a person, even losing, must remain courageous and dignified. The image of a fierce battle with a monstrous fish, and then with the devouring sharks, contrasts well with reflections on the past, on the world around us.