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Saturday, January 8th, 2011
11:28 pm - Is this moderated, at all

uh... hello?


Can we do something about the Russian Porn?


Come on, Even Robert Cohen doesn't like this spam crap.

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Monday, November 22nd, 2010
11:07 am

1) Why have I only just found this?

2) How has a community about Papa lacked material for so long?!

Hello all, should there be any life out there.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2010
6:28 am - Хипстерство



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Monday, January 12th, 2009
5:40 pm


Hello. I'm a postgraduate student and theme of my diploma is "“Hemingway and Russian Literature”. It will be great if somebody helps me with “original” materials or just give me some advices.

 Thank you in advance!

 P.S I'm sorry for my grammar mistakes. English isn’t my native language and I didnt have practice for a long tim

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
10:32 am - The Sun Also Rises

Hey guys,

I was hoping you could help me. I am reading The Sun Also Rises for class and I need to write an essay on Chapter 15 and what Hemingway dramatizes through the bull fights and how he does it.

I can see it being focused on Brett and her relationship with men as well as Hemingway's theme of appreciating skilled (in this case) fighters. Most likely there is a connection between the two and I imagine that is what I am looking for. Is it really all about sex? That's what the implication seems to be.

If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Even if it's obvious I would love to see if I am on the right track.

Thanks so much!

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007
11:07 pm - Hemingway's Journalism

I wonder if anybody's got a collection of Hemingway's articles? I mean the stuff he wrote as a reporter (Kansas City Star and later works)? I'm trying to find it online but I've failed so far. Can anyone help me? Anything will do, even a link to an e-library!

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Friday, July 27th, 2007
9:31 am


So, it looks like it's been a little while since anyone's posted on here but I'm new to the group and just wanted to give a quick introduction to my Hemingway experiences.

Just over a year ago I got The Old Man and The Sea from the library on a whim and liked it quite a bit so I also got The Sun Also Rises and adored it. It was the best book I read all summer, by far. I recommended it to my close friends and couldn't stop talking about it. This past year in my Literature class we read A Farewell To Arms and I thought it was good, but not quite as good as the first novel of his I'd read (either for any constructive reason or just for the mere fact that it was my first and I will always like it a little differently). So when last week rolled around I was coming to the end of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and was wondering what I should read and thought to myself that I should read another Hemingway book this summer as well. I'm about halfway through For Whom The Bell Tolls and really enjoying it. It's so good so far.

Anyway, that's where I am with Hemingway so far and I hope to read some more of his throughout the next year. Reading is one of my hobbies and I just love reading and then discussing the books I read (ie, why Literature class is my favorite). If there are any recommendations on what I should read next that would be really appreciated.

"The good parts of a book may be only someting a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life - and one is as good as the other."
      -Hemingway in a letter to Fitzgerald


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Sunday, May 6th, 2007
10:39 pm - need your help

hELLO?I AM RUSSIAN student fnd i need an advice where can i download(free)))"FARWELL TO ARMS" in original?

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12:38 pm

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
-- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
-- Ernest Hemingway (in retort)

via wurds 

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
8:56 pm - linguistic analysis of Hemingway´s works


I´m a linguistics student from Russia and I´m currently working on a research paper that deals with Free Indirect Speech/Thought in Hemingway´s short stories. I wonder if someone could give me some names of authors who have published works on linguistic analysis of Hemingway´s works? I am a bit lost and have no idea what books to look for in libraries.
Thanks a lot!

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Friday, February 9th, 2007
4:09 pm - Key West

Just come back from a trip to Florida and managed to get to see Hemingways house in Key West, was fascinating to see it, had be recreated as it was when he lived there.

Have pics if anyone is interested.

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
11:58 pm

Hello all.

I just joined this community, and thought I'd say hi and give some background into my love of papa.

I have always loved the man's work, but I have recently left the best job I've ever had. I was fortunate enough to work with The Hemingway Letters Project until I moved to MA. I don't know how many people know this but Penn State is publishing all of EH's correspondence throughout his entire life (in many many volumes). It was the most fulfilling thing I've ever done with myself. I had the opportunity to meet with major Hemingway scholars, read, and even handle his handwritten letters at PSU's archives.

I am the luckiest girl I know, and I had to share that with people who would truly understand what it meant to me.

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
10:23 pm - A Farewell to Arms


We have already finished this book and this particular assignment (we're starting the Great Gatsby next week), but I was just wondering about this worksheet that my teacher passed out. Basically we had to paraphrase important passages from A Farewell to Arms and explain its significance in relation of the themes in the novel (love, death, war, fighting, hopelessness). This is for my AP Language and Composition class by the way. I put them under the cut so you don't have to read it if you don't want to. ( : Any help is very welcomed. 

*If this type of post is not allowed then I understand if it is deleted.  I thought this could bring about some discussion regarding Hemingway's writing style.

This is rather long...Collapse )

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Friday, September 23rd, 2005
1:36 pm - Memories

When I was fifteen, I was home sick from school one day. Sitting at the dinning room table I was working on my homework, Mom never let us have the day off unless we were flat out in bed. She was nearby ironing clothes and we had the radio on. After a song, the announcer came on and said that Ernest Hemingway had died from an accidental gun shot wound at his home in Sun Valley, which was not far from where we lived.

"Oh no!", Mon exclaimed. It was the way she said it that got my attention and I can still hear it today. It was as if someone in the family had died. So I had to ask, "Who was he?" "Oh, a writer and sportsman", she replied. Mom was an avid reader, we went on talking about Hemingway for a while and books she had read of his, I cannot recall now which ones they were but I think most of the early ones which she read at first publication. She felt his books were too old for me then so it would have to wait before I was to be introduced to Hemingway's writing.

Fortunately, the next school year I got an literature teacher who also was a Hemingway fan but the only book we could read was "The Old Man and the Sea". School text censorship was real in those days and the other writings of Hemingway were not suitable for high school students to read. We were so into authority in those days that we never thought of going to the library or a book store and find out what the fuss was all about. That all would be busting loose in a couple of years and questions authority we did in a big way.

The big break in literature for me, I hate to say, was Payton Place. I had gone to live with my aunt and uncle, riding on the bus to were they lived, someone left a copy on a seat. I scarfed it and kept it hidden under the mattress in my room, sneaking it out at night to read. From there I did go on to Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, and so many more. From them, I learned about the world and formed most of my beliefs even today. Maybe they should have kept the books away from a young mind, it was from Hemingway that I got idea to find out what "making the earth move" was all about. Anyway, I have been thinking it is time to go back and reread some of them, the books from the beginning.

I guess someting of the mystic about Hemingway for me is the fact that both he and my father were born in the same year and both served in WWI. Not together, my dad was a teamster in France, hauling supplies to the front and casualites back. My dad died when I was three so I never really knew him nor really much about him until recently. He came back from the War and started ranching on the family homestead in Colorado. I had the chance recently to meet some of the people he grew up with and it was a real awakening to who the man realy was, but that is another story. But, back as a teenager, Hemingway became sort of a father figure but ironically after his death also. I could have hopped a bus and gone to shake his hand up until that day.

Finally, we all know it wasn't an accidental gun shot and I have always not understood that. I have read all the accounts of those final years, expect for "Running with the Bulls" by Valerie Hemingway. Why? When seemingly you have everything to live for and admiration of milions, not to speak of a family that couldd benefit from your presents if nothing else. I never understood until recently. He was not at the top of his game, the body and mind were failing him that I knew before but the effect it really has on you didn't hit me until the last year so. I have been battling cancer for the last two years but don't worry I'm not about to do myself in, quite the opposite I have much to do before I sleep. But, I could see from the depths of despair during chemo and radiation how a person might feel that all is lost, it has a deep empty feeling to it thay you have to experience to fully understand. Unfortunately, Hemingway did not have the best support group around him nor did they really understand what was going on.

Anyway, that is my personal take on Hemingway the man. Like I said, I going to read the writings all over again and relive the memories.

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
12:30 pm - The Sun Also Rises

Today in one of my classes, the students were all 50/50 on whether Jake, in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises is optimistic or pesimistic. I would like to know what y'all think? I hav emany passages and quotations to prove that he is optimistic. But so many disagree...

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Thursday, September 1st, 2005
8:22 pm - the garden of eden

hi everyone, im new here and was just wondering if anyone has read 'the garden of eden'? (sorry if its already been mentioned in any previous posts)...but for anyone who has, ive just got a few questions about it.
thanks! xo

current mood: curious

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Saturday, August 13th, 2005
12:59 am

From the July/August issue of Utne:

Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words.

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Rumor has it that Hemingway regarded it as his greatest work. Stirred by this masterwork, the editors of BlackBook asked 25 of today's most renowned writers to offer their own original six-word stories.

See why Hemingway is not to be surpassed...Collapse )

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
5:48 pm

I've heard it said (or maybe have seen it written) that the Hemingway's charm is as much, if not more, in what he doesn't say in his stories, as in what (and how) he does. I think people who find Hemingway boring fail to find that "other" story that you start sensing rather than reading. It took me about two or three times for "The Sun Also Rises", long my favorite book of all times, before I hit myself on the forehead and figured out what was wrong with Jake (I know. I'm slow. No throwing stuff and calling me names). "Snows of Kilimanjaro" is another good example of that.

I've read books that are painful to read. You can literally sense the forced shove of many twisted word strings that the author is laboring over. Hemingway writes beautifully simply, and how refreshing that is.

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2005
1:57 am - Hemingway photos

Hi, all, I just wanted to recommend a really good site : Picturing Hemingway.
It has a timeline illustrated by pictures taken during all phases of his life--including such things as a passport photo, wartime photos, manuscript pages, and even Hemingway fighting a bull. :)

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Monday, June 6th, 2005
6:00 pm

so this community seems a little dead, but I'll post here anyways.

So Hemingway = amazing. Basically. My english class is having a "come as your favorite character from a book we read this year tea party" brouhaha on the last day of school (yeah I know, we're freakishly bonded and freakishly nerdy), and I am totally going as Frederick Henry. Despite the fact that I'm a girl, but, y'know whatever.

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places. "
-Ernest Hemingway

P.S. is there ANYWHERE online that I can find a copy of Hemingway's Poem to Mary(Second poem)?

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