This is my final year at high school, and for English I've to write a 4,000 ish word dissertation. I think I'd like to do something about the stylistic influences of Hemingway on Bukowski but I'm not entirely sure if that's a topic that I'll be able to write well about, I've not read Hemingway extensively or anything. It might be better to write solely about Bukowski but I feel his novels are pretty self evident, and going down the whole comparing his personal life to his novels isn't something I'd like to do, not for my school anyway. I guess what I'm asking is: do you think there's enough evidence etc that I could find to show Bukowski was influenced by Hemingway, or is there anyone else that would be a better choice (for example Orwell, looking at semi-autobiographical novels) ? Obviously I'm not allowed too much help but I feel if I could just be given a strong direction to go in I'd find it much easier to do research and develop my own opinions. Thanks!