He had boxed almost all his life—Morley Callaghan, Mike Strater, and Harold Loeb...– The Finest Life You Ever Saw, James Salter, The New York Review of Books (via Nathan C. Martin)
Tour the MET with a Tipsy Ernest Hemingway.
“Hemingway the Museum-goer: Revisiting Lillian Ross’s famous 1950 New Yorker profile of Ernest Hemingway, Charles McGrath reveals a little-known fact about the world-famous writer: whenever Papa visited New York (he called it a ‘phony town’), he took refuge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, touring the galleries with a pocket flask to keep himself tight. Another...
theotherway asked: 'Write drunk, edit sober', I'm pretty sure it's from 'A Moveable Feast'. ;)
INTERVIEWER Since you write about yourself, interviewers tend to ask about your personal life; I want to ask you about writing and books. In the past you’ve written pieces on V. S. Naipaul, Graham Greene, Norman Mailer, and Ernest Hemingway—titanic, controversial iconoclasts whom you tend to defend. Were these the writers you grew up with and wanted to emulate? DIDION Hemingway was really...
Dominic Umile: Ernest Hemingway and Journalism →
dominicumile: In his book about Ernest Hemingway’s early years as a reporter, Charles Fenton wrote that the author grew to value newspaper writing for its “opportunity to write constantly, for publication, in a medium which required narrative that was interesting and forceful.” I’ve long been familiar…