The Ernest Hemingway Thread

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  1. davidraphael

    davidraphael Practically Family

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    I first tried Papa when I was about ten years old, but didn't understand a word of it. Then in my early 20's I read The Sun Also Rises, Garden of Eden and A Moveable Feast. And all the shorts, of course, which are mindblowing. I've probably read everything by now, not to mention biographies.
    Truly, a great writer.

    If you're ever in Heidelberg, Germany be sure to go to Hemingways!
    http://www.hemingways-hd.de/

    They do a great breakfasts. One of them is called a Männerfrühstück (man's breakfast). It only consists of a beer and a shot of Jaegermeister...
     
  2. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Hemingway remains a cipher; mercurial and enigmatic, but The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell To Arms offer a brief glimpse of the man. :)
     
  3. Nathan Dodge

    Nathan Dodge One Too Many

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    Hemingway: Wisdom from the Past

    Excerpt of Ernest Hemingway's introduction to Ben Raeburn's 1946 book, Treasury for the Free World:

    "We have waged war in the most ferocious and ruthless way that has ever been waged. We waged it against fierce and ruthless enemies that it was necessary to destroy. Now we have destroyed one of our enemies and forced the capitulation of the other. For the moment, we are the strongest power in the world. It is very important that we do not become the most hated….We need to study and understand certain basic problems….and remember that no weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution, but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one. An aggressive war is the great crime against everything good in the world. A defensive war, which must necessarily turn aggressive at the earliest moment is the great counter crime….We never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ask the infantry and the dead."
     
  4. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    "Now it is very pleasant to hunt something that you want very much over a long period of time, being outwitted, out-manoeuvered, and failing at the end of each day, but having the hunt and knowing every time you are out that, sooner or later, your luck will change and that you will get the chance you are seeking."

    From "Green Hills of Africa".

    These lines speak volumes to us that do hunt. And in it's own special way to all of us ......

    Renault
     
  5. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    pet dog lying at his feet... kitties close by... daiquiri in hand... the most famous supermodel of the 40s and 50s by his side, Jean Pachette, who apparently took an interest in his literature.... ( a creative mind is always irresistible ;))

    Relaxed, comfy, barefoot ... that was Hem, way too go Papa!:eusa_clap


    Jean Patchett and Ernest Hemingway engaged in discussion during a photo session in Mr. Hemingway's home for a Vogue Magazine at Finca Vigia, 1950
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  6. Marla

    Marla A-List Customer

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    My favorite short stories by Hemingway are "Hills Like White Elephants" and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber". I think he was at his best when he was at his briefest.
     
  7. Nathan Dodge

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    Just as Hemingway's writing is superior to most everyone's, so is his passport photo:

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  8. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    and so are his photos in uniform from WW1 :)


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  9. Nathan Dodge

    Nathan Dodge One Too Many

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    HadleyH, I think it's only now occured to me the inspiration of your FL username, even though we've both posted here for five years. Previously, I just believed your name to be Hadley!
     
  10. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    *cough* Suzy Parker *cough*
     
  11. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I attended a wedding there last year and the place was awash with cats, some of them descendants of Hem's kitties (according to the house historian).
     
  12. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    You are absolutely correct! There were a handful of models who defined the fashion of that era. and both Jean and Suzy were among them! It is said that Jean Pachett appeared in more covers than any other model, in magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour etc....

    Some of Jean's covers for Vogue:


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    And now back to Hem! :D :eek:
     
  13. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    :nod: yes, she is the inspiration for my user name ~ :D
     
  14. molly

    molly New in Town

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    "All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed"
     
  15. PistolPete1969

    PistolPete1969 One of the Regulars

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    In a previous life, I was a HUGE hemingway fan. I read every Hemingway book I could find, and every biography I could locate. My personal favorite is "the Sun Also Rises"; I dont know why, I just like it best. He is a fascinating character; at one point in time he was my hero. I wanted to travel, drink, hunt, write, carouse with the society types.

    Pete
     
  16. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    "For luck you carried a horse chesnut
    and a rabbit's foot in your right pocket.
    The fur had been worn off the rabbit's foot
    long ago and the bones and the sinews
    were polished by wear. The claws scratched in
    the lining of your pocket and you knew your
    luck was still there."

    A Movable Feast
     
  17. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Young Hem in Paris 1921 at Shakespeare and Company


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  18. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    "There's going to be a moon tonight" said Nick. He looked across the bay to the hills that were beginning to sharpen against the sky. Beyond the hills he knew the moon was coming up.
    "I know it." Marjorie said happily.
    "You know everything." Nick said.
    "Oh Nick, please cut it out! Please, please don't be that way!"
    They sat on the blanket without touching each other and watched the moon rise.
    "You don't have to talk silly," Marjorie said "What's really the matter?"
    "I dont know"
    "Of course you know"
    "No, I don't."
    "Go on and say it"
    Nick look on at the moon, coming up over the hills.
    "It isn't fun any more"



    Nick Adams Stories - "The End Of Something" (1924)
     
  19. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Ultimately



    He tried to spit out the truth;
    Dry-mouthed at first,
    He drooled and slobbered in the end;
    Truth dribbling his chin.



    Succinct and concentrated ... always effective.
     
  20. Mark D

    Mark D One of the Regulars

    This thread piqued my interest so I went and reread "A Clean Well Lighted Place" and "Indian Camp" last night. I forgot just how much I enjoyed Hemingway's writing.

    Thanks HadleyH.
     

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