Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hemingway, Hemingway, Hemingway

I've done a little bit of reading about and by Ernest Hemingway today.

First - has a number of Hemingway's newspaper articles written when he was a little known reporter. Makes for fascinating reading both for an early look at the style that was to become distinctly Hemingway's and the articles also give a glimpse back in time when society and accepted behavior were very different than today. There are too many little details to mention but it does make for great juxtaposition.

Second - an interesting article on Hemingway that looks at why he committed suicide.

Hemingway remains a fascinating subject. I doubt we will ever see his equal and I say that mostly because today's media would not allow for some of the self-promotion and fiction that built the myth and the name-brand of Hemingway in the first place.

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