Papa. | A Continuous Lean.


Oct 16th, 2009 | Categories: Americana, Style | by Michael Williams










Comments: 36

36 Comments to “Papa.”

  1. d
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 12:30 PM

    hemingway is your father? i don’t get it.

  2. ChetHondo
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 12:31 PM

    Just when I thought this site couldn’t get any better. Thank you. Keep ‘em coming.

  3. Caleb Gardner
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 12:47 PM

    You can never go wrong with a little Hemingway.

  4. John
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 12:49 PM

    fantastic post.
    reading Islands In The Stream right now …….. absolutely brilliant

  5. Kristof
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 1:04 PM

    I’ve just started reading The Sun Also Rises, but The Old Man and the Sea is my favorite Hemingway novel (and possibly my favorite novel).

  6. tourdeforce
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 1:27 PM

    omg. LOVE. jesus cristo.

  7. DAVID
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 1:38 PM

    d, Papa was his nickname, get it?

  8. Skip
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 1:47 PM

    He looks like Papa Steve in the last picture. LOL

  9. G
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 2:07 PM

    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.

  10. mace
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 2:39 PM

    Never too much Hemingway.

  11. DavidH
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 2:41 PM

    May I suggest the collectible LP, “Ernest Hemingway Reading:…” which features on the cover a jolly photo similar to the first one posted here.

  12. L.A.S
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 4:12 PM

    I was wondering when you were going to do a Hemingway photo essay…dude is like the physical manifestation of your blog.

  13. Michael Williams
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 4:14 PM

    L.A.S. — I might as well close the comments forever. That is the best thing anyone could say about ACL. Hemingway is my hero.

  14. karen brown
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 4:25 PM

    love that safari pic! they both look great.

  15. AC
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 4:32 PM

    what i want to be like when i get older

  16. Randy
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 5:07 PM

    the good stuff. nice one, mw. just reread A Moveable Feast. an amazing little glimpse.

  17. L.A.S
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 5:28 PM

    Mr. Williams,

    I am extremely flattered by your comment on my comment. Your blog is truly fantastic.


  18. Luke - AspiringGentleman
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 6:04 PM

    The author that really got me into reading. A great series, thanks!

  19. SDaly
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 6:44 PM

    Coincidentally, I had to read from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories” today for an American Lit. class; doesn’t get any better than this

  20. Elias
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 7:06 PM

    On the top photo, I’ve been in that room in Key West before and looked out that window!

  21. JMA
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 7:09 PM

    Would love to know what kind of watches he is sporting…

  22. HB
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 9:40 PM

    Papa was the name of the book written by Hemingway’s daughter Gloria (or son, Gregory, depending on how you look at it) about him.

  23. Morgan
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 9:46 PM

    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.

  24. Chaise Alexander
    on Oct 16th, 2009
    @ 10:08 PM

    Love it. In spain till December and I am half way through a short story collection of Hemingway. What all men should aspire to be are those written in his stories.

  25. Nick
    on Oct 17th, 2009
    @ 1:06 AM

    Absolutely first rate post … a fantastic collection of images.

  26. Eric
    on Oct 17th, 2009
    @ 2:45 AM

    I’m stoked to see this. Just taught “Snows of Kilimanjaro” this week too. It’s Hemingway week. Let’s declare it.

  27. Bob Mellon
    on Oct 17th, 2009
    @ 9:21 AM

    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.

  28. .O.
    on Oct 17th, 2009
    @ 11:51 AM

    @d: Papa is Hemingway´s nickname.

  29. Jason J.
    on Oct 17th, 2009
    @ 2:29 PM

    Awesome Post. I had the pleasure of visting some of Hemingways favorite watering wholes and hotels in Havana a few months back. An amazing experience, something I will not forget.

  30. Marcellus
    on Oct 18th, 2009
    @ 2:14 AM

    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.

  31. Nate
    on Oct 18th, 2009
    @ 6:09 PM

    what a badass

  32. DB
    on Oct 20th, 2009
    @ 6:34 AM

    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.

  33. Michael M
    on Oct 20th, 2009
    @ 4:13 PM


    I think I have something that might pique your interest. Possibly even a future trip for you. Currently unearthing it from the archives of an ancient hard drive. Will share as soon as possible.


  34. Party Marty
    on Oct 20th, 2009
    @ 11:46 PM

    I see no photographer credits. Just curious if you had them and did not use, if you found them online with no credit, etc.

  35. christian
    on Oct 28th, 2009
    @ 11:54 AM

    “d” is a dummy.

    Thanks for these. I’d love to see more cuban / central american influence. They have such a strong vintage class.

  36. Matt
    on Nov 25th, 2009
    @ 5:48 PM

    And in all these photos, he is still upset that William Faulkner is the better writer!!! And better dressed…go look at images of Faulkner.