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Posts tagged: Ernest Hemingway
Just because we like it, we’re re-upping this portrait of author Kurt Vonnegut by our own Mr. Paul Hehn. This sketch was originally done for a post about Kurt Vonnegut’s marital contract …..
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In July the John F. Kennedy Library presented digital versions of Ernest Hemingway’s childhood scrapbooks.
A selection of reverse-angle photos of the distinguished actress.
The manly old scribe had clean, well-lighted script.
“There’s a lot there to pick apart in the man: the bluster, exaggerated machismo, mood swings, four marriages, alcoholism, death-wooing in the bullring, at the D-Day landing, and in bed. No small ego there. But, in all the fancy analytical footwork, it’s sometimes forgotten that, like Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, Hemingway explored ‘strange new worlds … to boldly go where no man has gone before.'”
“It’s hard to shake off the feeling that what he was doing wasn’t bravery, but psychotic self-dramatisation. And when you inspect the image of Hemingway-as-hero, you uncover an extraordinary sub-stratum of self-harming.
LIFE magazine has this terrific gallery of Famous Literary Drunks and Addicts — and it holds a few (though not many) surprises.By far “alcohol” is the most popular form of addiction here (although for Ernest Hemingway they call it “booze”).
Here are some previously unpublished photos from LIFE magazine of Ernest Hemingway.