Author Sternbergh Comments on Ernest Hemingway

The comments from Author Adam Sternbergh, a Toronto-born journalist who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., published his debut novel, Shovel Ready, a sci-fi/noir hybrid set in a near-future New York that has seen better days; its sequel, Near Enemy, will arrive in bookstores this month. I thought his comments about which books has he reread the most were very interesting (from the website The Globe and Mail):

Which books have you reread most in your life?

Ernest Hemingway, Mary HemingwayConfession: I’m a slow reader.  And I always feel shamelessly under-read. I could fill this page with the names of essential authors I still haven’t gotten around to, and those are just the ones I want to read, not the ones I feel I should read. One book I’ve read multiple times, and will read multiple times in the future, is For Whom the Bell Tolls by you-know-who. It’s more fashionable now to dislike (or, worse, dismiss) Ernest Hemingway than to like him, and even though this book was rapturously reviewed at the time, it isn’t now popularly considered to be his best. But this novel checks all my boxes. When it was published in 1940 (that decade again!), a critic at The New Yorker wrote, “I do not much care whether or not this is a ‘great’ book. I feel that it is what Hemingway wanted it to be: a true book.”

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The Documentary: Young Hemingway

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photo credit: http://hemingwaysmichigan.com

If you missed the Venice screening of the new documentary Young Hemingway, there will be a special screening of the documentary, on July 23rd at Voorhies Hall in Bay View, Michigan, the location of the 2012 Hemingway in Michigan Conference.

For more information about the documentary visit here.

Ernest Hemingway Photos

Here are a few photos of Ernest Hemingway that you may not have seen. There is also a collection of additional Hemingway photos under my Hemingway Photo tab. Please let me know if you know the history behind any of these photos, especially the first photo with the female friend. Thanks

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Hemingway’s Three Stories & Ten Poems Now Available as an eBook

Unknown-1The website Open Culture has given Ernest Hemingway fans a wonderful and unique opportunity to read Hemingway’s first published stories from his book, Three Stories & Ten Poems (1923), making it available as an ebook on their site.