Friday, July 21, 2006

Happy Birthday, Ernest Hemingway

When I discovered Hemingway's work back in my high school days, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it. I read as many of the short stories as I could find. Later on I read the novels. The Sun Also Rises is probably my favorite. By the time I reached grad school, Hemingway was falling out of fashion. Too macho for the times, or something like that. Having left BTA (big-time academia) long ago, I don't know if his rep has recovered. I hope it has. When he was good, he was about as good as they come.


Anonymous said...

Bill, I agree 100%. I've read all the stories and some of the novels and non fiction, as well as a bunch of books about him. I've visited the House in Key West. He was a miserable SOB but led a heck of a life and left behind a lot of good reading.

Unknown said...

I've read three or four biographies. He was a miserable son of a bitch. But man he could write.