Beyond Death in the Afternoon

BeyondDeathKindleCover.24865348_stdI saw on the New Street Communications website – a small publisher out of R.I. – that World-renowned Hemingway scholar Allen Josephs has his new book coming out Beyond Death in the Afternoon. Professor Josephs is also the past President of the Hemingway Society and teaches English at the University of West Florida. I look forward to reading his latest work on Hemingway.

Published September 2013

Purchase as an Amazon Kindle edition in the USA: $2.99

Purchase as a paperback in the USA: $9.95

New Hemingway Material Now Out

4fabf0f263daaHere is a list of some new material that has been published recently regarding Ernest Hemingway.

Hemingway’s Dark Night by Matthew Nickel

Matthew C. Nickel holds a PhD in literature from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His writing on American and British literature has appeared in journals and scholarly volumes such as North Dakota Quarterly, Ernest Hemingway in Context, Reading Roberts: Prospect & Retrospect, and Durrell and the City: Collected Essays on Place. He is also a poet and editor. His most recent anthology of poetry is Kentucky: Poets of Place.

Ernest Hemingway in Context

Debra A. Moddelmog is Professor of English at Ohio State University. She is author of Reading Desire: In Pursuit of Ernest Hemingway and has written numerous articles on Hemingway as well as on twentieth-century American literature, film and pedagogy.
Suzanne del Gizzo is Associate Professor of English at Chestnut Hill College. She has published articles on twentieth-century literature in journals such as Modern Fiction Studies, The Hemingway Review and The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. She is co-editor of Hemingway’s ‘The Garden of Eden’: 25 Years of Criticism.

The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers

Robert Paul Lamb received his doctorate in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University. He is author of Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story and coeditor of A Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914. He was named the 2008 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation.

New Hemingway Book and Movie Coming Out

I just got rid of HBO today actually (looking to read and write more this summer) and then realized that the new HBO movie about Hemingway and Gellhorn is actually on this coming Monday night at 8 PM. I guess I struck out there but did not miss the pitch with the new book, Hemingway’s ‘The Garden of Eden: Twenty-Five Years of Criticism, edited by two of the better known scholars, Suzanne Del Gizzo and Frederick Svoboda – it looks great and I just ordered it.

Reynold’s – Hemingway: The 1930′s Through the Final Years

I received my copy of Michael Reynold’s Hemingway: The 1930′s Through The Final Years this week. Mr. Reynold’s (1937-2000) was a Professor at North Carolina State University and, in my opinion, had put together some of the best work ever done on Hemingway. Some of his best known scholarly work included: The Young Hemingway and Hemingway: The Homecoming and one of my favories Hemingway: The Paris Years among others. Looking forward to another great read about Hemingway by Reynold’s.

Here is Mr. Reynold’s obituary that was seen in the New York Times back in 2000.

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

Hemingway Finally Arrives

Hemingway arrived at the house today. Two of the latest publications that is – Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, And Lost, 1934-1961 Knopf, 2011). This 531 page book looks like it will be a fantastic read. I had heard some earlier conversations on the Hemingway Society email list that mentioned it looked quite good. Author Paul Hendrickson is on the faculty at UPenn and his previous work Sons of Mississippi (2003) won him a National Book Critic Circle Award.

The much anticipated Letters of Ernest Hemingway 1907-1922 (Cambridge University Press 431 pages, 2011) looks like it will tie some things together for me concerning EH youth, WWI experiences, and his arrival in Paris. The book – volume 1 of 16 (? I believe) is edited by Sandra Spanier and Robert Trogdon. The introduction states that 85% of the letters have never been published before.

Table Of Contents

1. General Editor’s introduction Sandra Spanier; 2. Foreword Linda Patterson Miller; 3. Introduction Robert W. Trogdon; 4. Note on the text; 5. Acknowledgments; 6. Abbreviations and cue-titles; 7. Chronology; 8. The letters, 1907–1922; 9. Roster of correspondents; 10. Calendar of letters; Index.

Surrounded by Hemingway

I wanted to ask if anyone from the Boston area attended the recent interview with author Paula McLain at the Kennedy Library outside Boston? I was scheduled to attend and cancelled last minute – my daughter was being inducted into her high school NHS – I was obviously not going to miss that. If you attended please let me know – I’m trying to find a tape of that particular forum from March 23rd

I am currently finishing Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife – just about done and have really enjoyed it up to this point. Recently started Robert Paul Lamb’s heavily researched Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story. This will be a good read (NB – see earlier post on Lamb who I have had the pleasure of touching base via email). Have also been going through Caroline Moorehead’s Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn. If you’re looking for a quick and interesting read on Hemingway – check out H.R. Stoneback’s Hemingway’s Paris: Our Paris? from New Street Communications. Finally, excited to see some of the movies of EH that have been out not to mention the two that will be out in the near future – more on those down the road. Are you reading anything regarding Hemingway yourself?

Conversations Regarding Hemingway

Hemingway rowing in front of Hotel des Iles Borromees.

I had the pleasure of speaking to the head of New Street Communications, Ed Renehen, yesterday. His publishing company based in R.I. has recently published H.R. Stoneback’s book, Hemingway’s Paris: Our Paris? Ed had some great Hemingway stories which I truly enjoyed.

I also saw in Denis Brian’s, The True Gen, that there was a photo of Ernest Hemingway with Pier Vincenzo Bellia and his daughter, Bianca Bellia who claimed (60 years later) that Hemingway proposed to her when he was at Stresa on Lake Maggiore (1918). I’m trying to find out if that comment is true?…if anyone has any information please let me know.

New Evidence in Hemingway Death

There is now evidence that the proposed gun used in the death of Ernest Hemingway (July 2, 1961) may not have been a (Boss) double-barreled shot gun as originally suspected. A new book, Hemingway’s Guns, by Silvio Calabi, Steve Helsley, and Roger Sanger (Shooting Sportsman Books), attempts to make a case that Hemingway never owned a Boss, and that the gun was actually made by W. & C. Scott & Son. Full story.

John Hemingway’s Blog

John Hemingway’s recent blog post has a nice piece on his Dad (Gregory), his grandfather Ernest Hemingway and their relationship with writer Norman Mailer who was the next great up and coming writer at the time compared to John’s grandfather who was at the top of his game.

Make sure you read some of John’s earlier postings on his blog (in 2008) about his grandfather which I found very insightful.

John is the author of Strange Tribe a family memoir (The Lyons Press, 2007) which in my opinion is a must read and is part of my collection on EH.

Here is a list that I found online at the NY Times regarding Norman Mailers top 10 novels – most of them read during his freshman year at Harvard (early 1940′s).

Ten Favorite American Novels:

“U.S.A.,” by John Dos Passos
“Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain
“Studs Lonigan,” by James T. Farrell
“Look Homeward, Angel,” by Thomas Wolfe
“The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck
“The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The Sun Also Rises,” by Ernest Hemingway
“Appointment in Samarra,” by John O’Hara
“The Postman Always Rings Twice,” by James M. Cain
“Moby-Dick,” by Herman Melville

Fantastic Deal on Hemingway’s Study Guide

Picked up a used copy of Bloom’s Short Story Series (see below) for under $1 at Alibris (which has a 100 million used titles). This book sells for about $32 new on Amazon!

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