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  • 1935 Labor Day Hurricane: Hemingway Slammed New Deal Ineptitude

    09/07/2015 2:17:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 7, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States. No, not Katrina whose tenth anniversary was recently widely noted. This was a much more more powerful hurricane with a much higher death toll. It was the hurricane that hit the Middle Keys of Florida 80 Labor Days ago on September 2, 1935 and since hurricanes back then had no names, it was known as the Labor Day Hurricane. There were over 400 official deaths, most of them World War I veterans working in three CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camps building the overseas highway. Most of those deaths could...
  • Claws out in Florida Keys over Hemingway cats

    07/17/2007 8:33:18 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 41 replies · 1,164+ views via Drudge ^ | 7/17/07 | Laura L. Myers
    KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A game of cat and mouse is under way between the U.S. government and Florida's Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum over the fate of dozens of felines roaming the former home of the Nobel Prize-winning author
  • Ernest Hemingway’s Grandsons Continue Their Granddad’s Disgusting Legacy

    09/27/2014 7:22:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | September 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Can you imagine the reputation of a literary figure surviving the disclosure that he worked (however briefly and ineffectually) for Hitler's Abwehr? Yet Ernest Hemingway worked for Stalin’s KGB and nobody (among the “smart set”) seems to bat an eye. According to KGB defector Alexander Vassiliev "the 42-year-old Hemingway was recruited by the KGB under the cover name "Argo" in 1941, and cooperated with Soviet agents whom he met in Havana and London. This comes from a book published in 2009 by Yale Univ. Press (not exactly a branch of the John Birch Society.)"Castro's revolution," Hemingway wrote in 1960, “is...
  • Hemingway revealed as failed KGB spy

    07/13/2009 8:37:50 AM PDT · by FromLori · 54 replies · 2,518+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 7/9/09
    Up till now, this has been a notably cheerful year for admirers of Ernest Hemingway – a surprisingly diverse set of people who range from Michael Palin to Elmore Leonard. Almost every month has brought good news: a planned Hemingway biopic; a new, improved version of his memoir, A Moveable Feast; the opening of a digital archive of papers found in his Cuban home; progress on a movie of Islands in the Stream. Last week, however, saw the publication of Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America (Yale University Press), which reveals the Nobel prize-winning novelist was...
  • Book Accuses (Ernest) Hemingway of Spying (For the KGB)

    07/10/2009 10:37:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 911+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/10/09
    A new U.S. book claims Ernest Hemingway was a not-very-effective spy for the KGB during the 1940s. The Nobel prize-winning author is listed in "Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America," Yale University Press, co-written by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vassiliev from notes Vassiliev took in Moscow archives. A former KGB officer, Vassiliev was provided with access in the 1990s to Stalin-era files, The Guardian reported. In the book, Hemingway is referred to as a "dilettante spy." His file says he was recruited in 1941 before he went to China, the book claims. He...
  • The Red and the Black The end of the myth of the Spanish Civil War

    01/12/2005 10:52:22 AM PST · by robowombat · 56 replies · 14,553+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 16, 2001 | Stephen Schwartz
    July 16, 2001/Vol 6, Number 41 The Red and the Black The end of the myth of the Spanish Civil War By Stephen Schwartz The Spanish Civil War—the conflict from 1936 to 1939 between the mainly socialist and anarchist militias defending the Spanish Republic, and the right-wing forces headed by General Francisco Franco—is often described as the last purely idealistic cause of the twentieth century. Certainly this is how the intellectual tradition of the Left remembers it. For radical writers, theorists, and activists in America and England, nothing looms larger than those days when pure-hearted idealists from around the world...
  • Orwell's Bad Republicans

    08/12/2007 9:29:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,159+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/7/2007 | Hal G.P. Colebatch
    The Last Crusade: Spain 1936By Warren Carroll(Christendom Press/ISI Books, 240 pages, $15) WHEN THE HEROICS of the Spanish Civil War come up -- Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, Hemingway's fictions or the effusions of various poets -- there is a very large and usually unremarked elephant in the room: Orwell, who actually fought, and Hemingway who wrote about fighting, were on the wrong side. The strategic point is simple: had the Stalinists won war, then during the period of the Hitler-Stalin pact from 1939 to mid-1941, they would have allowed Hitler to cross Spain and seize Gibraltar. Had this happened, the...
  • Fools for Communism Still apologists after all these years (long, some vulgarity)

    05/05/2004 11:37:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 963+ views
    Reason ^ | May 5, 2004 | Glenn Garvin
    In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage, by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, San Francisco: Encounter Books, 300 pages, $25.95 In 1983 the Indiana University historian Robert F. Byrnes collected essays from 35 experts on the Soviet Union -- the cream of American academia -- in a book titled After Brezhnev. Their conclusion: Any U.S. thought of winning the Cold War was a pipe dream. "The Soviet Union is going to remain a stable state, with a very stable, conservative, immobile government," Byrnes said in an interview, summing up the book. "We don’t see any collapse or weakening of the...
  • George Plimpton, Fidel Castro, Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevera

    05/10/2015 4:28:40 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 22 replies
    Standpoint ^ | January 2009 | JAMES SCOTT LINVILLE
    "It was right after the revolution," George continued. One afternoon, Hemingway told him, "There's something you should see." The nature of the expedition was a mystery; Hemingway made a shaker of drinks, daiquiris or whatever. They got in the car with a few others and drove some way out of town. They got out, set up chairs and took out the drinks, as if they were going to watch the sunset. Soon, a truck arrived. This, explained George, was what they'd been waiting for. It came, as Hemingway knew, the same time each day. It stopped and some men with...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "A Farewell To Arms"(1932)

    05/03/2015 11:20:17 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1932 | Frank Borzage
  • Don't Tread on Six-Toed Cats

    12/28/2012 4:44:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | December 28, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my New Year's resolutions is to work harder to persuade ideological friends and foes alike that the way to reduce partisanship and maximize happiness in America is to embrace federalism -- the view that we should push as many decisions as possible to the lowest local level feasible. Federalism reduces partisanship by shrinking the importance of the federal government. It increases happiness by maximizing the number of people who get to live the way they want to live. Unfortunately, proponents of federalism tend to start the conversation with the really big issues: gay marriage, drugs, guns, abortion, etc....
  • The Feds Can Tell Ernest Hemingway's Cats What To Do; Here's Why [Totalitarian Fed power grab]

    12/10/2012 9:43:13 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | December 10, 2012 | Mark Memmott
    Cats were everywhere. Fifty or so of them. In the house. On the lawn. Sunning themselves on the wall surrounding the property.Most were six-toed — making them polydactyls. That's different. The cats you usually see have five toes on each paw in the front. Four on each in the back.They were descendants of Snowball, a present from a ship's captain. A gift to writer Ernest Hemingway. He — Hemingway, that is — died in 1961.About 10 years ago, a visitor to the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West thought something was wrong. Were the cats being treated well?...
  • Ernest Hemingway Wrote 47 Endings to A Farewell To Arms

    07/06/2012 9:07:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 Jul 2012 | Martin Chilton
    All 47 endings to Ernest Hemingway's 1929 masterpiece A Farewell To Arms will be published in a new edition next week.All 47 endings to Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms will be included in a new edition of his 1929 masterpiece published by Scribner next week. The Nobel Prize-winning American author, talking to The Paris Review in 1958, two years before he shot himself at the age of 61, admitted that the final words of A Farewell to Arms, his semi-autobiographical novel about events during the Italian campaigns of World War I in the ambulance corps, had been rewritten “39...
  • Hemingway's Achievement

    07/03/2011 3:32:15 PM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 06/29/11 | JEFFREY MEYERS
    Ernest Hemingway died by his own hand almost 50 years ago, on July 2, 1961. His fame rests on his evocative stories crafted in spare prose, his tragic romances of love and death, his vivid war reporting and his travel books. He was an uneven author, but wrote at least one great work in every decade of his career. His description of the Greek refugees retreating after a Turkish victory—"Minarets stuck up in the rain out of Adrianople across the mud flats"—appeared in his first and best book of stories, "In Our Time" (1925). The novelist Ford Madox Ford praised...
  • Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds

    07/03/2011 8:22:29 PM PDT · by Palter · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 July 2011 | A. E. Hotchner
    EARLY one morning, 50 years ago today, while his wife, Mary, slept upstairs, Ernest Hemingway went into the vestibule of his Ketchum, Idaho, house, selected his favorite shotgun from the rack, inserted shells into its chambers and ended his life. There were many differing explanations at the time: that he had terminal cancer or money problems, that it was an accident, that he’d quarreled with Mary. None were true. As his friends knew, he’d been suffering from depression and paranoia for the last year of his life. Ernest and I were friends for 14 years. I dramatized many of his...
  • HEMINGWAY'S RAGE AT H'WOOD (Legendary author wasn't shy that he loathed Hollywood)

    04/27/2008 3:14:50 AM PDT · by Stoat · 24 replies · 203+ views
    The New York Post ^ | April 26, 2008 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froehlich, Bill Hoffman, Corynne Steindler, and Marianne Garvey
    ERNEST Hemingway and Hollywood had a tempestuous relationship - but his utter hatred of the movies made from his famed novels is now just coming to light. In "The Good Life According to Hemingway," out next month, A.E. Hotchner, who traveled the globe with him, bares a series of never-before-published slaps Hemingway took at the film business. When producer David O. Selznick crowed that his wife, Jennifer Jones, was starring in "A Farewell to Arms" and he'd pay Hemingway a $50,000 bonus from any profits, the novelist wrote back: "If by some miracle, your movie, which stars 41-year-old Mrs....
  • Hemingway quote help (Vanity)

    12/23/2006 11:52:51 AM PST · by Bon mots · 15 replies · 255+ views
    me ^ | December 23, 2006 | me
    Sorry to post a vanity, but this particular citation has been bugging me for a while. I have tried searching for another hour today, to no avail. The quotation was something along the lines of: Those who are overly concerned with animal welfare and are kind to animals are capable of the most astonishing cruelty to their fellow humans. Humans who don't mind cruelty to animals are the most compassionate to their fellow humans. I think it was from "Death in the Afternoon". Hemingway had been a keen observer of two of Europe's bloodsports: Warfare Bullfighting So it could also...
  • Puckett and Reeve, Gone before Their Time

    03/07/2006 8:41:33 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 14 replies · 882+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 7 March 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Two excellent human beings died this week, long before their time. One thing connects Kirby Puckett, baseball player, and Dana Reeve, actress and widow of Christopher Reeve. It is Ernest Hemingway’s immortal definition of heroism, “grace under pressure.” This man and this women were both heros. Kirby Puckett was a Hall of Famer, one of the finest athletes in Minnesota in any sport. As an outfielder and slugger for the Minnesota Twins, he made the impossible seem natural with his skills. There’s an article in the Pioneer Press, “Weren’t the Cheers Only Yesterday?” which captures the magic of his ability....
  • Found Hemingway Story Won't Be Published

    09/28/2004 8:18:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 666+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Sep 27 | ANGELA DOLAND
    ROME - A bullfight, an act of bravado, a brush with death. A newly discovered story by the young Ernest Hemingway has all the elements to delight fans and scholars — but it can't be published. The late writer's estate hasn't approved publication of the 1924 piece, a gory, over-the-top parody about a bullfight in the Spanish city of Pamplona, the manuscript's owner, Donald Stewart, told The Associated Press on Monday. People who have seen the story say it's no masterpiece. But it could give important clues about Hemingway's first attempts at trying on different literary styles — especially because...
  • Gender of Hemingway's son at center of feud (Gregory Hemingway Became Gloria Memingway)

    09/22/2003 4:15:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 461+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | September 22, 2003 | CAROL MARBIN MILLER
    Patrick Hemingway hadn't seen his father in more than a year when the two met at a Missoula, Mont., motel in June 1996. The son knew things would be different. Still, he didn't know exactly how different, until he saw Gregory Hemingway -- doctor, writer, elephant-slayer and son of Ernest -- perched on a bed in a dirty-blonde wig, a blue dress, pearl necklace and high-heeled pumps. He'd had a sex change.''It was a little unsettling,'' Patrick recalls. ``I didn't know how to address him.''The anguish over gender identity that drove Gregory Hemingway to become Gloria Hemingway has outlived him...