“Where it is clean, light” ( Eng. A Clean, Well-Lighted Place ) is the story of Ernest Hemingway , published in 1926 . It tells about a small cafe and a conversation between two waiters, about their different outlooks on life.
|Where it is clean, light|
|A Clean, Well-Lighted Place|
|Date of first publication||1926|
Two waiters talk about an old man who comes to their cafe every night, drinks cognac and does not want to leave. From their conversation it turns out that the old man tried to commit suicide last week, but his niece pulled him out of the loop. The young waiter hurries home to his wife and tries to send the old man out of the cafe. But the senior waiter explains to the young man that he doesn’t want to close the establishment every night, as someone really needs it. And unlike other night zucchini, it has a clean, tidy and bright light. After that, an elderly waiter goes home and reflects on the fact that there is no fear and that man needs nothing but light, only cleanliness and order.