Author Paul Hendrickson at JFK Library

Well I am two for two when it comes to forums at the JFK Library.  Maybe it was because both talks had to do with Ernest Hemingway or that both authors were very dynamic speakers who new more about their topic than most.  The previous talk was with Caroline Moorehead (author of Gellhorn and Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn) and the second was a talk (forum) that I actually attended tonight (Oct. 12, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM) titled Ernest Hemingway and the Sea.  Paul Hendrickson, is the author of Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961.  I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hendrickson following the forum, that was moderated by Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition, who also did a great job with his probing questions.  I have to say, and not because he signed my book, that Mr. Hendrickson was extremely interesting to listen to and I could have easily have spent the rest of the evening listening to his stories about Hemingway as I’m sure the rest of the packed audience could have.  Now I need to do a little research to find his Washington Post story that he wrote about Hemingway’s three sons whom he all met back in 1987. I kept thinking how lucky his students (at UPenn) are to have a Ernest Hemingway scholar right at their finger tips.

The author signing copies of his book at the JFK Library Forum

4 thoughts on “Author Paul Hendrickson at JFK Library

  1. ellen contreras

    A TRUE JOY OF AN EVENING! THANK YOU, PROFESSOR HENDRICKSON.
    YOU WILL BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT OCT. 12, THE VERY DAY YOU LECTURED AT JFK LIBRARY IS THE FEAST OF NUESTRA SENORA DEL PILAR IN SPAIN….OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR. THE ACTUAL PILLAR IS ON THE ALTAR IN THE CATHEDRAL IN ZARAGOSA, SPAIN. IT WAS ALLEGEDLY WHERE THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY APPEARED TO ST. JAMES TO URGE HIM TO CONTINUE HIS WORK AND TO NOT LOSE FAITH.
    HE WAS ON”THE WAY’ AS IT WERE AND AT A GRANITE POST ON THE ROAD IS WHERE THIS APPARITION TOOK PLACE. THE CATHEDRAL WAS LATER BUILT AROUND IT.
    SO…..ERNEST HEMINGWAY APPEARS TO INDEED BE AN IMMENSELY SPIRITUAL MAN WITH MORE KNOWLEDGE OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY AND MEANING THAT WE MIGHT SUSPECT.

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