Book Collections

rarebookauction1There was an article in the Wall Street Journal this morning by Stephanie Cohen titled “Collecting by the Book”. The article goes on to talk about some of the great literary authors of our time and who sell well in terms of books and letters at auction. I was curious to find out if Ernest Hemingway would be mentioned and sure enough he was right there along with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Vladimir Nabokov and others. But the interesting nugget that I came across that I did not know about was the private book club based in Manhattan called the Grolier Club, established in 1884. I came across one of Hemingway’s books “Three Stories & Ten Poems that has sold at auction for $68,500. If you happen to know about the Grolier Club or are a member please let me know, thank you.

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Ernest Hemingway Seems to be Omnipresent

image00At times it seems you just can’t escape Ernest Hemingway. Last summer it was up in Maine and this summer he has appeared once again on Block Island in R.I. While staying at Actor Tony Musante’s summer home this week on our favorite island I came across a 1968 copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls (originally published in 1940) dedicated to third wife Martha Gellhorn. The University of Delaware also has a nice section on their site regarding FWTBT if you’re interested.

Hemingway Through the Years

This is a full documentary of Ernest Hemingway that last about one hour and thirty minutes. I ended up posting it because – even though I enjoyed the documentary – I really liked the first minute and a half that showed the various images of what Hemingway looked like through the years. Enjoy!

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

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