"The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it."-Ernest Hemingway (via observando)
Faulkner and Hemingway had a famously snippy rapport—Will was all like, “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary,” and Ernie was all like, “If you have to write the longest sentence in the world to give a book distinction, the next thing you should hire Bill Veek [sic] and use midgets”—which makes Faulkner’s one-paragraph review of The Old Man and the Sea all the more surprising in its candor and courteousness. “Time may show it to be the best single piece of any of us, I mean his and my contemporaries.”
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“Seventy years ago, a group of American women journalists made history when they covered the greatest story of their generation. They called them the D-Day Dames.”
"We can do this the easy way… or the Hemingway."-
Ernest Hemingway before a fight, probably. (via fuckyeahmelancholy)
"Voyage to Victory", by Ernest Hemingway, Collier's Weekly, July 22, 1944, pp. 11-13
Collier’s correspondent rides in the war ferry to France
You can read Hemingway’s report on the Normandy Landings here.
In the Ernest Hemingway house the cats roam everywhere, even monopolise the dining table. Cuba, 1954 © Torre Johnson
Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear.
Basically the coolest little tool to have as a writer.
This is awesome!!!
"Hemingway and James Joyce were drinking buddies in Paris. Joyce was thin and bespectacled; Hemingway was tall and strapping. When they went out Joyce would get drunk, pick a fight with a bigger guy in the bar and then hide behind Hemingway and yell, “Deal with him, Hemingway. Deal with him.”"-
Between this and the story about him reassuring F. Scott Fitzgerald re dick size, I’m developing a picture of Hemingway as the mother hen of the disaffected white male literary set of the early 20th century.
He probably called up Steinbeck sometimes and was like I CAN’T EVEN WITH THESE DIPSHITS and Steinbeck was all “That’s what you get for living in Paris, asshole”.