November 15, 2015

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars
The Morgan Library & Museum

Hemingway in Love:
His Own Story
A.E. Hotchner

A Moveable Feast – I’m a sucker for all-things Papa. A recent weekend visit to New York City wasn’t complete for me without a stop at the Morgan’s new exhibit featuring Hemingway’s manuscripts, letters, and notebooks. The gallery illustrates examples of the great writer’s creative process and literary influences. Back home in Chicago, my friend Robert N. Georgalas (a keen writer and Hemingway aficionado himself) kindly gave me A.E. Hotchner’s new memoir, in which Papa recounts his struggle of loving two women, Hadley and Pauline, at the same time. Neither the exhibit nor the memoir illuminates anything particularly new about Hemingway – and that is not a criticism. Not for a devotee like me. Both add to the mystique surrounding one of America’s great writers of the 20th century.


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