Friday, July 21, 2006

Happy Birthday, Ernest Hemingway


When I discovered Hemingway's work back in my high school days, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it. I read as many of the short stories as I could find. Later on I read the novels. The Sun Also Rises is probably my favorite. By the time I reached grad school, Hemingway was falling out of fashion. Too macho for the times, or something like that. Having left BTA (big-time academia) long ago, I don't know if his rep has recovered. I hope it has. When he was good, he was about as good as they come.

2 comments:

  1. Jeff Meyerson9:01 AM

    Bill, I agree 100%. I've read all the stories and some of the novels and non fiction, as well as a bunch of books about him. I've visited the House in Key West. He was a miserable SOB but led a heck of a life and left behind a lot of good reading.

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  2. I've read three or four biographies. He was a miserable son of a bitch. But man he could write.

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