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I know. I am a week late. And there is no excuse for it. (Although I have not seen anyone else here comment on the event that took place exactly 50 years ago either).

In the night from Friday 1 July to 2 July, a Nobel-prize awarded writer stepped out of bed, went down the stairs to the basement storage room, fetched a two-barreled shotgun, inserted two shells.. – the rest is history. There could not have been any other ending to Ernest Hemingway’s life. A life worth remembering, for his contribution to modern writing that changed literature forever and an amazing lifestyle.

By the way. The Papa biography I enjoyed most is the series from Michael Reynolds, including a.o. The Paris Years and Hemingway in the 1930s.

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Comment by Larry on July 10, 2011 at 8:05pm
We will never see another man like Hemingway. He was truly unique.
Comment by Scott Beaulieu on July 10, 2011 at 1:54pm
Hemingway to me was the definition of "Manly Man". Not only were his works were stations around it, but a guy that would pay his friends to fight him? I mean come on.
Comment by Dieter Marquardt on July 10, 2011 at 1:34pm
...and great to compare it with his own account in The Moveable Feast... (published in 1964 after his death)
Comment by lord_k on July 10, 2011 at 3:15am
You can find a vivid and somewhat surprising portrait of Hemingway the Parisian in Shakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach, first published when Papa was still alive and kicking (1956).

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