Hemingway’s Short Story from 1956 is Published for First Time

Ernest Hemingway had a handful of short stories that were never published during his lifetime. He told his publisher Scribner’s to publish these five short stories after his death. One of those long-lost stories, “A Room on the Garden Side,” is now being published 62 years later. Hemingway was quoted as saying “they are probably very dull stories but some are very funny I think. Anyway you can always publish them after I’m dead.”

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The short story deals with war and male camaraderie during war time. The story begins inside the Hotel Ritz in Paris, one of Hemingway’s favorite cities. Some of his best work like For Whom the Bell Tolls was also written during wart time and I’m sure this short story will not disappoint the many Hemingway fans.

New Books on Hemingway Hitting the Bookshelves

There is an abundance of new work out on Author Ernest Hemingway including, Ernest Hemingway: A Biography, from Mary Dearborn who I believe is the first women to write a biography on Hemingway. Enjoy!

Visiting Hemingway at NYC Morgan Library

During a recent visit to New York, I had an opportunity to see the, first of its kind, Ernest Hemingway Exhibition at the Morgan Library on Madison Ave. in Manhattan. The exhibit is titled, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars, and it looked at his life and work focusing primarily on the time period from 1919 through the late 1940’s.

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The exhibit, curated by Declan Kiely in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, is broken into six sections. I was in a group of about 50 people who were taken through and shown each section by a lovely women who was excellent and in my opinion was well-read in regard to Hemingway. The first ever museum exhibit featured a collection of 100+ artifacts, including his passport, an original Hemingway portrait, photos, dog tags, and handwritten correspondence between Hemingway and his parents, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Dorothy Parker.

The six sections of the exhibit included: The “Prophet”(covered his early years through high school), World War I, Paris, Key West and Havana, World War II, and finally, An Old Hunter Talking to Gods.

During my three hour visit I picked up a copy of A.E. Hotchner’s new book, Hemingway in Love: His Own Story (St. Martin’s, 2015) at the Morgan Library bookstore, as well as a photo of E.H. There was also a copy of Hemingway’s Camping Out which I had not previously seen but fortunate for me a good friend made it a Christmas gift for me.

I would highly recommend a visit to experience Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars – on display at the Morgan through Jan. 31, 2016.

Complete Online Version of Hemingway’s in our time

In_our_time_Paris_edition_1924Here is a complete version of Ernest Hemingway’s 1924 novel, in our time, which is his collection of short stories about the years before, during, and after World War I. There are fifteen short stories, or chapters, in Hemingway’s work and each one begins with a short vignette.

Hemingway Quote Found in Boston’s North End

You just never know when you will come across something involving the wide scope of Ernest Hemingway. It may be finding a copy of one of Papa’s classic novels in an old bookstore (which has happened to a few of us!). But how many of you have come across a Hemingway quote in a bathroom of all places in Boston? Well if you eat at Neptune Oyster in Boston’s North End (the food was great) you will see the following quote:

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Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa Gets a New Skin

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Ernest Hemingway’s 1935 classic Green Hills of Africa has been updated as part of The Hemingway Literary Edition. This was Hemingway’s second venture into the world of nonfiction, following Death in the Afternoon (1932).

Both Patrick and Sean Hemingway have added new sections: the foreword and the new introduction. The four new sections at the end of the book include:

  1. Appendix 1: Pauline Pfieffer Hemingway’s Journal (1933-1934).
  2. Appendix 11: Introductory Letter from Hemingway and Safari Notes
  3. Appendix 111: The Tanganyika Letters
  4. Appendix 1v: Early Drafts and Deleted Passages from GHA

The section from Pauline Pfieffer, Hemingway’s second wife, offers an interesting perspective. She studied writing at the University of Missouri and received her undergraduate degree in journalism, she wrote for Vogue magazine in Paris and Vanity Fair and she definitely offers a “fresh perspective.”

His book is the result of a month long African safari in December 1933 with his wife Pauline.

Additional Reading

Books of the Time, NY Times, October, 1935

Green Hills of Africa – Writer on Writer Blog

Hemingway’s Paris by Robert Wheeler

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I received a copy of a great book today titled Hemingway’s Paris: A Writer’s City in Words and Images by Robert Wheeler (Yucca Publishing, 180 pages, 2015). The author, Robert Wheeler is a photojournalist and professor at Southern New Hampshire University, where he teaches courses in writing and on Hemingway. Professor Wheeler was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2006.

As you read through this wonderfully written and designed book, you feel like you’re back in the 1920’s walking along the Quai St. Michel in Paris with Hemingway by your side.

The book contains five sections that contain more than 80 beautiful, black and white, photos of Paris as seen through the eyes of Wheeler’s Ernest Hemingway.

If you’re interested in Hemingway or Paris, this book is a must read.

Suggested Reading

Ernest Hemingway and the Highs and Lows of Paris by Sam Jordison (The Guardian, 2012)