Tag Archives: Ernest Hemingway

Shut Up: Ring Lardner Explained

From the first time I read a Ring Lardner short story (“Haircut,” I believe, like a billion other American high schoolers), I’ve been a huge fan of his work. So much so that back in the ’70s and ’80s I … Continue reading

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WSJ Piece Has 20-20 Heinz Sight

The hardworking staff is a longtime fanboy of the great W.C. Heinz – a superb WWII war correspondent and perhaps the greatest American sportswriter of the 20th Century (not to mention the co-author of M*A*S*H). (Our WGBH Heinz obit here.) Now comes … Continue reading

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Martha Gellhorn’s Excellent 1947 American Adventure

Martha Gellhorn was much more than just another ex-wife of Ernest Hemingway. She was a superb war correspondent, an accomplished novelist, and a perceptive analyst of post-World War II America. (See Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center for further … Continue reading

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NYT’s Jim Brosnan Obit Lacks Heinz-Sight

Jim Brosnan, a baseball-hurler-turned-word-twirler, died last week, as the New York Times noted yesterday. From the estimable Bruce Weber’s obit: Jim Brosnan, Who Threw Literature a Curve, Dies at 84 Jim Brosnan, who achieved modest baseball success as a relief … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (At Play in the Fields of the Times Edition)

The prolific author Peter Matthiessen died last week and the obituaries came fast and, in some cases, loose. From Wednesday’s New York Times Corrections: FRONT PAGE An obituary in some editions on Sunday and in early editions on Monday about … Continue reading

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NYT’s Boston Hemingway Piece Features Wrong Wife

Ernest Hemingway is the Moveable Feast of American literature. And the latest entrée comes from Tuesday’s New York Times. A Mutable Feast Batch of Hemingway Ephemera From Cuba Is Digitized BOSTON — Ernest Hemingway was a hoarder. His own prose … Continue reading

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NYT’s Revisionist History Re: IHT

Smart Sam Roberts piece in Thursday’s New York Times about the pending demise of the International Herald Tribune brand. Fondly Recalling a ‘Writer’s Paper’ as a Name Goes Away Ghostly vestiges of the gothic Herald Tribune logo still survive on … Continue reading

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The Courage Of Female War Correspondents

It’s never been easy for female war correspondents, but in the 20th century they mostly went unassailed in the course of their reporting (except for Martha Gellhorn, who actually had more to fear from Ernest Hemingway than the Spanish fascists or … Continue reading

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