Hemingway fans, if you want to treat yourself listen to both “The Sun Also Rises,” read by William Hurt, and “A Farewell to Arms,” read by John Slattery, they are both fantastic. William Hurt is absolutely amazing.
Just finished “A Moveable Feast” a few weeks ago. Great book (except for the end, which was never truly completed), but I like The Sun Also Rises more. Thanks for the great post, I think I’ll hit up Old Man and the Sea next.
Hemingway once visited my grandmother’s hotel in Naples, Florida in 1936 or 37 for the famous fishing at Marco Island. He took my brother and me on a ride through the Everglades on the running board of his Deusenberg.
Great post. I know his novels get all the praise, but I must recommend reading the Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. In addition to just being terrifically written, almost every story has hunting, fishing, or romance and of course, layers of meaning.
Hemmingway was the first writer to capture me with the texture of his words. The stories were compelling but it was that quality of roughness that made me understand that Hemingway had been to the places that he was relating on the page.
I will always have an affection for him and will always look for joy in his photos.