Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hem


50 years ago this morning the leading light of mid 20th century American Literature was extinguished in Ketchum, Idaho.


Hemingway House-Key West, Florida

For a concise look at why Ernest left so suddenly, take a read at John Walsh's analysis in the Independent.

Toad

9 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

Hi house is on my bucket list. Have you read The Paris Wife? I have heard it is very good!

Thomas said...

Burn every bridge might sum up Hemingway's approach to life - a sad and glorious one. Oddly the article from "The Independent" is one rife with inaccuracies and grammatical errors of the sort which would send Papa into a tirade. Upon learning of his death one of his few fellow authors with whom he was still on good terms wrote "He was a lone scarred tree upon the land for the lightning of living had hit him hard."

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

I was thinking of Hem and Scott Fitzgerald last night and checking the dates of their work. What a frenzied time to have them burning paper up at the same time. PGT

Hilton said...

I just read the chapter on Hemingway in Paul Johnson's Intellectuals.

Karena said...

I will read the article, I loved Hemingway's A Moveable Feast so much!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Kathleen said...

I read an article yesterday in the NYTimes about Hemingway and how he thought the feds were spying on him. He wasn't entirely wrong. I don't have the link handy, but the article - an opinion piece - was interesting reading.

Have a Happy 4th.

Toad said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/opinion/02hotchner.html?_r=1&ref=contributors

Main Line Sportsman said...

Hotchner's bok is the best...and pappa's passing was a sad event...

Scale Worm said...

Papa and F. Scott. 'nuf said.