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— Hemingway, channeled through Hannah Miet as a note to self.
We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.
— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (via nathanlawler)
Rule No. 9: Have adventures. The Hemingway mode was in ascendancy for decades before it was eclipsed by trendy fabulist “exercises.” The pendulum is swinging back, though, and it’s going to knock these effete eggheads right out of their Aeron chairs. Keep ahead of the curve. Get out and see the world. It’s not going to kill you to butch it up a tad. Book passage on a tramp steamer. Rustle up some dysentery; it’s worth it for the fever dreams alone. Lose a kidney in a knife fight. You’ll be glad you did.
Couldn’t resist this one too.
Source: The New York Times
‘Damned good-looking’ is how Ernest Hemingway—or, rather, his antihero Jake Barnes in The Sun Also Rises—describes Lady Brett Ashley when she appears at a Parisian club with a mob of pretty boys. ‘Damned good-looking’ is better than pretty. It’s better than the colloquial “hot,” better than beautiful, even.
Damned good-looking, it is.
A new edition of ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ which was originally published in 1929, will be released next week, including all the alternate endings, along with early drafts of other passages in the book…It is also an attempt to redirect some of the attention paid in recent years to Hemingway’s swashbuckling, hard-drinking image — through fictional depictions in the best-selling novel ‘The Paris Wife’ and the Woody Allen film ‘Midnight in Paris,’ for instance — back to his sizable body of work.
'I think people who are interested in writing and trying to write themselves will find it interesting to look at a great work and have some insight to how it was done,' Seán Hemingway, a grandson of Ernest Hemingway who is also a curator of Greek and Roman art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, said in an interview. 'But he is a writer who has captured the imagination of the American public, and these editions are interesting because they really focus on his work. Ultimately that’s his lasting contribution.'