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Transcript of Ernest Hemingway
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
“The first draft of anything is shit.”
“I drink to make other people more interesting.”
“Write drunk; edit sober.” July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961 Ernest Hemingway Young Hemingway with his family, 1906 Young Hemingway fishing in Horton's Creek, near Walloon Lake, Michigan, 1904 A tiny hunter in the grass, 1903 Hemingway at five months, 1899 primitive aspects of life fear
death Oak Park High School lightweight football team, 1915 Hemingway in an American Red Cross ambulance, Italy, 1918 Hemingway recuperates from wounds, Milan, Italy, 1918 “From her (Gertrude Stein) as well as from Ezra Pound and others, he learned the discipline of his craft -
the taut monosyllabic vocabulary, stark dialogue, and understated emotion that are the hallmarks of the Hemingway style.”
Abraham H. Lass, A student's Guide to 50 American Novelists, p. 175 Gertrude Stein, 1913 Ezra Pound, 1913 In Our Time, 1925 Three Stories and Ten Poems, 1923 These early stories foreshadow his mature technique and his concern for values in a corrupt and indifferent world.
The Torrents of Spring, 1926 The Sun Also Rises, 1926 Men Without Women, 1927 A Farewell to Arms, 1929 From Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940 The Old Man and the Sea, 1952 Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, 1947 Swedish Ambassador to Cuba, Per Gunnar Vilhelm Aurell, presenting the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature to Hemingway at his home, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
“Courage is grace under pressure.”
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
“There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.”
“Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”
“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”
“The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”
“But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated. ” escape
face irresistible factors
never surrender challenge
exploration THANKS Iceberg Theory truth often lurks below the surface of a story Death in the Afternoon, 1932 “If a writer of prose knows enough of what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing.” "how to get the most from the least,
how to prune language and avoid waste motion,
how to multiply intensities,
and how to tell nothing but the truth in a way
that allowed for telling more than the truth"