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Posts Tagged ‘Ernest Hemingway’

Jack Lemmon, Harry Belafonte and Gabriel García Márquez Walk Into a Bar…

This weekend’s Washington Post interview with Edith Grossman, who translated the novels of Gabriel García Márquez beginning with 1985′s Love in the Time of Cholera, was fascinating. But FishbowlNY’s favorite remembrance of the Nobel Prize winner, also involving the year 1985, comes from David Markus, executive for arts coverage at San Francisco public outlet KQED.

ShutterstockHemingwayElFloriditaIn 1985, on behalf of two publications, Markus was attending the Latin Film Festival in Cuba. At one point, he found himself hanging out at the El Floridita, a bar made famous by Hemingway, with the author and festival honorees Jack Lemmon, Harry Belanfonte. From Markus’ piece:

That day “Gabo,” as everyone called Márquez, is the definition of cool. He looks like a cross between Anthony Quinn and Jean-Paul Belmondo, fit, strong, proudly middle aged. He speaks pretty good English in what appears to me as his unofficial role as minister of charisma for the festival — meeting, greeting, charming all kinds of folks…

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Ernest Hemingway Snubs Vanity Fair From Beyond The Grave

Even though he has been dead for quite some time now, Ernest Hemingway’s grudge against Vanity Fair is still going strong. About 90 years ago, when Hemingway was just a young, aspiring writer, he submitted a short story — “My Life in the Bull Ring with Donald Ogden Stewart” — to the magazine. It was rejected by Vanity Fair’s editor, but now Hemingway’s estate has the upper hand. According to The Independent, Graydon Carter asked to publish the once-rejected piece in Vanity Fair, but was denied. That’s right, Hemingway is such a badass that he’s sticking it to editors from beyond the grave.

Instead, Hemingway’s estate gave the piece to Harper’s. It appears in the magazine’s October issue, which hits newsstands Thursday. Michael Katakis, a representative  of the Hemingway Estate, told The Independent, “We’re very careful with unpublished material. The question is: ‘If Hemingway were alive, would he want it published in a magazine like Vanity Fair, or would he want it relegated to a scholarly examination of how a writer was developing?’”

Not only did Hemingway’s estate snub Vanity Fair, Patrick Hemingway, Hemingway’s second son, added that he was ”Not a great fan” of the glossy, because “It’s a sort of luxury thinker’s magazine – for people who get their satisfaction out of driving a Jaguar instead of a Mini.”

Oh snap. Well, sort of.

Imagined | An ‘F’ for Effort | Stay Strong

  • GalleyCat: Because we know you’ve always wondered what Ernest Hemingway would like wrapped in a beach towel and holding a shotgun, here’s a picture of that.
  • AllTwitter: Newspaper editors try, but they just can’t seem to get used to Twitter.
  • AgencySpy: Sorry to end on a bad note, but there were apparently some layoffs at McCann’s New York office today. Keep your heads up.

Stallone Pens Deal with Montegrappa

Even though the script for The Expendables was a far cry from the prose quality of For Whom the Bells Toll, author Sylvester Stallone can now lay claim to a piece of the pen company made famous by journalist and author Ernest Hemingway.

Since 1912, Montegrappa in Bassano del Grappa, Italy has been making ornate pens for those who “can’t live without the emotions inspired by the feel of a crafted writing instrument between their fingers, responding to their delicate movements.” As part of the deal, Stallone will also act as brand ambassador and provide creative input on the design of 2011 models.

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    James Brady has, like, lost it, man:

    “Forgotten Hemingway” | James Brady, Forbes

    Forbes’ resident namedropper is at it again: “I’ve long been a contributor to Parade magazine, along with Norman Mailer, David Halberstam, Bill O’Reilly, Gail Sheehy, Jim Webb, the late Ben Hecht, Carl Sagan, Dick Schaap, Peter Maas, James Thurber. Only recently did I learn Ernest Hemingway was also on the masthead.” Oh, really? The rest of the column serves as Brady’s own meta media column on Hemingway — Ernest Fucking Hemingway! — gleaning media insights from, oh, 1941, which, like his column, are quickly forgotten. GRADE: D

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