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More than two thousand papers and other materials from Ernest Hemingway’s Havana estate, Finca Vigia, are being transferred to the John F. Kennedy Library. These will include passports showing Hemingway’s travels and letters commenting on such works as “The Old Man and the Sea.”
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There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day. Night life is when you get up with a hangover in the morning. Night life is when everybody says what the hell and you do not remember who paid the bill. Night life goes round and round and you look at the wall to make it stop. Night life comes out of a bottle and goes into a jar. If you think how much are the drinks it is not night life.
Ernest Hemingway, Part Three of The Soul of Spain with McAlmon and Bird the Publishers collected in 88 Poems
You see, Bo, you’re not a tragic character. Neither am I. All we are is writers and what we should do is write.
Ernest Hemingway in a letter to Fitzgerald - May 28, 1934 (via noonecaresaboutyourblog)
by James Thurber
originally appeared in
The New Yorker, Dec. 24, 1927.
It was the night before Christmas. The house was very quiet. No creatures were stirring in the house. There weren’t even any mice stirring. The stockings had been hung carefully by the chimney. The children…