I'm doing a comparison paper, and I think there is something in common between Joyce's and Hemingway's short story writing: concise but powerful. Is there any evidence that Hemingway's writing style was influenced by Joyce's?
Hemingway knew Joyce personally, as they were both expatriates in Paris at the same time. In 1923, the year Hemingway’s first collection of stories was published, Hemingway claimed that Joyce was “the best writer in the world.” (For that, and gossip about their drinking-buddies relationship, see http://www.openculture.com/2015/11/james-joyce-picked-drunken-fights-then-hid-behind-ernest-hemingway.html).
So yes, Joyce was a big influence on Hemingway, at least in his early years, though Hemingway quickly developed his own style.