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February 9, 2013

The Hemingway Puzzle

Ernest Hemingway   (1899 - 1961)

Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)

On this day in 1926 Ernest Hemingway ended his contract with his first publisher, Boni & Liveright; this enabled him to sign with Scribners a week later, and so complete the double-deal he had orchestrated by means of his satiric novella, The Torrents of Spring. While the novella is little-read now, scholars regard it and the double-dealing as an early peek into the puzzle of Hemingway’s personality.

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