David Brooks of the NY Times: Thoughts on Hemingway’s Cuba

  When David Brooks  visited Cuba and Hemingway’s home, the Finca Vigia, in 2016, he wrote an article  about it. He commented on how healthy a place Hemingway’s home in Cuba seemed. It was bright, beautifully situated, and filled with tons of reading material.Hemingway was an avid reader of newspapers and all sorts of books […]

6 Films Portraying Hemingway

Hemingway on film: 6 films that take him from a WWI hotshot almost to the bitter end Hemingway has been portrayed in film regularly over the last 20 years. He has been written about significantly more than F. Scott Fitzgerald—perhaps because his life was longer and with a few more highs to focus on—but often […]

Wife # 3: Martha Gellhorn

“Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, ‘What will you have, sir?’ And I said, ‘A glass of hemlock.’ Ernest Hemingway One afternoon in late December as he prepared to leave the cool […]

Part II: Pauline Pfeiffer, Wife # 2

“She shot very well this good, this rich bitch, this kindly caretaker and destroyer of his talent. Nonsense. He had destroyed his talent himself. Why should he blame this woman because she kept him well? He had destroyed his talent by not using it, by betrayals of himself and what he believed in, by drinking […]

Did Hemingway Have a Favorite Wife? Hadley

Did Hemingway have a favorite wife?  Of course he did despite each wife having suited him at the time he married each. Hemingway had four wives:  Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, and Mary Walsh. Of the four, three were from the St. Louis area.  Only Mary was from elsewhere—Minnesota. Hadley was the great love […]

Hemingway on Hong Kong

Good morning, Hemingway Readers: I’ve edited the below to focus on Hemingway but it is interesting all around! By Paul French, a true crime writer. I added a few photos.Thanks for reading Hemingway. Best, Christine What authors from Kipling to Hemingway and Auden made of Hong Kong, good and bad Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, Auden, […]

12 Quotes: 9-12

#9 It wasn’t by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.” Ernest Hemingway,1945 letter to Maxwell Perkins #10 “We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write […]

What does Hemingway’s New Story Mean?

Dear Readers: The below is also by Nicolaus Mills, a Hemingway Scholar.  All very interesting. Media photos added by me. Best, Christine Nicolaus Mills chairs the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College. He is currently working on a book about Ernest Hemingway and his World War II circle. The Real Message Of Hemingway’s ‘New’ Story […]

12 Hemingway Quotes: 5-8

#5 “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea28 #6 “Gertrude Stein and me are just like brothers.” Ernest Hemingway, letter to Sherwood Anderson, 1922  #7 “You see I am trying in all my stories to get the feeling of the actual life across – not to […]

12 Great Hemingway Quotes: 1-4

 #1 “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you…. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are […]