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BORN TODAY: ERNEST HEMINGWAY.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ERNEST MILLER HEMINGWAY.
21 JULY (1899). BORN IN OAK PARK (CHICAGO).
SCRITTORE, POETA, GIORNALISTA, ROMANZIERE.
PREMIO PULITZER NEL 1953.
PREMIO NOBEL PER LA LETTERATURA NEL 1954.
SI TOGLIE LA VITA IL 2 LUGLIO 1961 CON UN COLPO DI FUCILE NELLA SUA CASA DI SUN VALLEY, STATI UNITI.
TRATTASI DI GENIO.
“Voglio farti ubriacare e tirarti fuori il fegato e metterti un buon fegato italiano e farti ritornare un uomo.”.
“Non c’è nessun amico più leale di un libro”.
“Uno scrittore dovrebbe sforzarsi di scrivere una cosa in modo tale da farla diventare parte dell’esperienza di coloro che la leggono”.
“La vita di ogni uomo finisce nello stesso modo. Sono i particolari del modo in cui è vissuto e in cui è morto che differenziano un uomo da un altro”.
“War is not won by victory”.
“Dobbiamo abituarci all’idea: ai più importanti bivi della vita, non c’è segnaletica”.
“Ai gatti riesce senza fatica ciò che resta negato all’uomo: attraversare la vita senza fare rumore”.
“Quando le cose vanno bene e tu ti senti giù, un drink può farti star meglio. Ma quando le cose vanno davvero male e tu sei lucido, un drink rende solo tutto più chiaro”.
HEMINGWAY WITH JEAN PATCHETT, 1950 (photo by Coffin).
Readings from the novella, plus interviews with folks from Cuba who knew Papa back in the day, including Ernesto Garcia Gutierrez. From the documentary ” Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea”. Originally aired on TV as part of PBS series “American Masters”. Readings by Kate Burton and James Naughton. Directed by DeWitt Sage. Tom Stoppard wrote: “One gets badly bitten by writers perhaps only two or three times, between the ages of eight and 18. The first passion I remember was for a boys’ stories writer, Arthur Ransome, when I was eight. I remember writing Runyon short stories in my teens, and a couple of Truman Capote short stories after I had left school, but I don’t think I got thoroughly bitten again until I was about 20, late for Hemingway. The general influence of Hemingway’s style is, of course, much more pervasive than that of, say, Runyon or Capote. It seems much simpler to copy. Writers have been trying to copy it for over half a century now”.
Ernest Hemingway recording from the late 1950s. This speech displays Hemingway’s aggressive, and in this recording somewhat inebriated, personality and style. Caricato in YT da delasolstice nel 2009.
Directed and edited: Francesco Mansutti. Cortina d’Ampezzo, perla delle Dolomiti, la Valle di San Gaetano a Caorle, Venezia e l’isola Torcello sono alcuni dei luoghi che fecero innamorare Hemingway del Veneto tanto da fargli dire: “sono un vecchio fanatico del Veneto ed è qui che lascerò il mio cuore”. Immagini in bianco nero, metaforica finzione del viaggio, e testi estrapolati dai suoi libri si alternano ai paesaggi e testimonianze attuali.
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 — July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image. He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Hemingway’s fiction was successful because the characters he presented exhibited authenticity that resonated with his audience. Many of his works are classics of American literature. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I, which became the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms. He was seriously wounded and returned home within the year. In 1922 Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the, http://www.myfootage.com/details.php?gid=58&sgid=&pid=20265
In fifth year of English Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, a brilliant professor shocked me when he said in class that Hemingway was “a despicable man.” I love this writer very much so, after class, I went to see him and I said that “despicable” is a very strong word. The scholar softened a bit, but insisted that Hemingway had a reputation of being a male-chauvinist. I later remembered an article from GQ magazine which said that allegedly Hemingway mistreated the women in his life. The hunting photographs and his passion for bulfighting are rather hateful to me too. And he was by all accounts a very heavy drinker. He was unkind to his friend Francis Scott-Fitzgerald, another favorite of mine, in A Moveable Feast. Was Hem a good man? I read today that a close Spanish friend of his – writer José Luis Castillo-Puche (shown here sharing a drink with my hero from Chicago) – said that, in truth, Ernest was a very shy and insecure man who married women he didn’t love and who lived continually in horror of death, proving himself time and time again. The great theme of his works is “grace under pressure.” I have the feeling that the extraordinary Cuban sailor from the Canary Islands Gregorio Fuentes (shown here with Hemingway, and at age 104) could probably have known better than most what his writer-friend was really like. In a way that reminds me of Kurt Cobain and Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway met death in a very dramatic way, ending a life of amazing talent and sensitivity. Music: Elíades Ochoa y el Cuarteto Patria – “Hemingway delira” (Hemingway Raves) (Words and music by Luis Eduardo Aute).
A causa di un difetto negli occhi, Hemingway fu assegnato alle retrovie, come autista dell’ARC (American Red Cross, la sezione statunitense della Croce Rossa e Mezzaluna Rossa Internazionale), nel servizio di autoambulanza ma fece domanda per essere trasferito al fronte. Così fu mandato sulla riva del fiume Piave, nelle vicinanze di Fossalta di Piave, come assistente di trincea. gianlucanicoletti.
Ogni anno si tiene in America il contest dei sosia di Hemingway.
Hemingway, portrait by origa, pen&ink. Vasco Bicego Collection.