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    Hemingway is fascinating and wrote important things but he was also a fckup and took the easy way out. Steinbeck was about as fckkd up but was man enough to keep going. And cared more about people.
    I want to see that documentary. Need to chck PBS schedule.

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    I always thought Hemingway would be a great person to have a drink with.





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    Quote Originally Posted by The Booman View Post
    I always thought Hemingway would be a great person to have a drink with.
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    Ernest Hemingway courted and married Hadley Richardson for the wrong reasons, of course Hadley was his first proper sexual partner, she was in love with Hemingway and followed him to Europe on trips.

    Hemingways mother nagged Hemingway to the decent thing and marry the girl, to which to his own annoyance he did.

    The mental incapacity in his later life can be easily put down to the two near fatal accidents he was in whilst in light aircraft.
    His own fathers suicide and an unlocked gun cabinet ensured his own suicide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenpe View Post
    Hemingway is fascinating and wrote important things but he was also a fckup and took the easy way out. Steinbeck was about as fckkd up but was man enough to keep going. And cared more about people.
    I want to see that documentary. Need to chck PBS schedule.
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    Hemingway was crippled by severe brain injuries. Because of that, he had lost everything that made him a man and a writer. So he decided to end it all instead of dragging on as a pitiful wretch. He "took his own life," in the sense of taking charge and going his own way.
    On the outside, trickling down on the Insiders

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    Didn't he have lots of communist ties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Didn't he have lots of communist ties?
    He sided sort of with the socialist resistance to fascism in Spain but rejected Stalin's attempt to take over. It turned him against government in general and only form the most limited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    He sided sort of with the socialist resistance to fascism in Spain but rejected Stalin's attempt to take over. It turned him against government in general and only form the most limited.
    From reading Hemingway’s accounts of his Spanish adventure it seems to me he really didn’t consider the reality of what Europe would have been like after a communist victory in Spain.
    RIP Wes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manny Decker View Post
    From reading Hemingway’s accounts of his Spanish adventure it seems to me he really didn’t consider the reality of what Europe would have been like after a communist victory in Spain.
    Not initially, he went to war to fight the fascists.
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