USA Today Feature on Hemingway

The June 30th issue in the Life section of USA Today had an informative piece written by Craig Wilson on Hemingway’s life. The story talked about the upcoming 50th anniversary of Hemingway’s death (July 2, 1961). The story also mentioned author Paul Hendrickson and his new book Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961. The book is due out this Fall. I have heard some members of The Hemingway Society (email) think the book has potential. Hendrickson states “much of our view of who Hemingway was has more to do with us than with the man. Hemingway makes us uneasy.”

There was also mention of the first volume of Hemingway letters being published come Fall according to Sandra Spanier of Penn State. We can expect 16 volumes when all is said and done. Check out the article it’s worth the read.

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Hemingway News

Here are a few stories regarding our friend Ernest Hemingway that you may have not seen yet. The first is an article about Hemingway’s suicide which occured in 1961 and written by John Walsh. The second article involves Hemingway’s Madrid and is written by David Farley and featured in the NY Times.

Hemingway Reads Own Obituary

Hemingway had an opportunity to read his own obituary, not once but twice. This New York paper (dated Jan. 1954) was one such time. He survived a crash during a flight in a small plane while flying in Africa with his 4th wife Mary.

“On the journey from Nairobi to Bukavo (Congo), he and Mary had several emergency landings in the small airplane together with the pilot Roy Marsh. They had two(!) serious crashes near Entebbe in Uganda. They were alive, but wounded after the plane disappeared in flames.”