Friday, February 19, 2010

from Hemingway

A webfind, EH to Gertrude Stein.
There's a question mark by the date, but I think there's no doubt about it because I'm currently reading dispatches reporter Hemingway sent to his paper, The Toronto Star Weekly, in late October of 1923, of his experiences in Pamplona, Spain, of bolting out of bed at five in the morning and running to follow a mass of humanity experiencing the running of the bulls.

Notice he writes how boxing now pales in comparison to the art of bullfighting. Fascinating.
And speaking of boxing, I bet Gertrude had a mean left jab.

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Blogger rallentanda said...

That photo and postcard are great finds.Really appealing and interesting.Thanks.

2/19/2010 11:56 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

WOW! Incredible postcard, subject, sender and recipient, all!

2/20/2010 2:42 AM  
Blogger Dayhomemama said...

Hemingway is my favourite author. If you have read any of his works, you can see his fascination with bull fighting, he mentions it in a few books, most notably in "The Sun Also Rises". His works were extensive as was his letter writing. I have wonderful book that was published in 1981 and edited by Carlos Baker, it contains a selective collection of letters from 1917 to 1961, many of them are correspondence between him and Gertrude Stein, whom he held in the greatest esteem. In "A Moveable Feast" he writes about visits to Gertrude at 27 Rue De Fleurs, a place she shared with her "partner" Alice B. Toklas, at times hanging out with Ezra Pound, F Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce. He definitely led an interesting and exciting life while living in Paris. His penmanship is unique and that postcard definitely looks authentic! Thank you so much for sharing.

2/20/2010 6:42 PM  

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