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“The Old Man and the Sea” is a novella written by American author Ernest Hemingway, published in 1952. It tells the story of an aging Cuban fisherman named Santiago who, after a long streak of bad luck, sets out alone in his small boat to catch a giant marlin. The novella is set in the waters off the coast of Cuba and primarily takes place over the course of three days.

As Santiago battles with the marlin, he reflects on his life, his past achievements, and his relationship with the sea. Despite his physical and mental struggles, Santiago exhibits perseverance, courage, and determination in his quest to land the marlin. The novella explores themes of human endurance, the struggle against nature, and the pursuit of personal triumph.

“The Old Man and the Sea” is celebrated for its powerful and concise prose, as well as its profound exploration of existential themes. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and played a significant role in Ernest Hemingway being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The novella remains a classic of American literature and is widely studied and appreciated for its depth and symbolism.