Now that I’ve made several strong claims about sentence length, let me offer a few examples to support those claims. Ask anyone who has read much Hemingway whether his sentences are characteristically long or characteristically short, and the odds are they’ll choose short. Indeed, Hemingway has become something of the poster child for short sentences, but consider this sentence from Death in the Afternoon:
Once I remember Gertrude Stein talking of bullfights spoke of her admiration for Joselito and showed me some pictures of him in the ring and of herself and Alice Toklas sitting in the first row of the wooden barreras at the bull ring at Valencia with Joselito and his brother Gallo below,
andI had just come from the Near East, where the Greeks broke the legs of their baggage and transport animals and drove and shoved them off the quay into the shallow water when they abandoned the city of Smyrna,
andI remember saying that I did not like the bullfights because of the poor horses.
For any of you who were counting, that’s 108 words.
I first glossed the bolded phrase as one where Hemingway omitted the complementizer that:
Once I remember [that] Gertrude Stein talking of bullfights spoke of her admiration
But this gloss feels wrong, because then the bolded phrase is an Adverbial Clause of Time, but it can't depend on the following two independent clauses as they both start with "and" (that I colored in grey).