24 May 2004


Looks like a film about Papa Hemingway is in the works!

I used to really hate Hem, based pretty much on the way he was mean to Scott Fitzgerald (well, in my view, anyway). After taking a class about Hemingway, though, I changed my mind. I think his short stories are pretty amazing and tend to agree with his son, who says, "I know my father was a big-game hunter and a deep-sea fisherman, and I know he went off to war and boxed and drank, but I also know he was very much the artist... The fact that he went off to his room and wrote and wrote and wrote is too often ignored in works about my father. He was a complicated man. Not perfect, not at all, just very, very complicated."

Can't wait for the film!

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