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Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway Approves of the Study of the Original Manuscripts of His Two Great Works, "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "A Farewell to Arms" He is not jealous but open with them, encouraging scholarship focused on his manuscripts He is not jealous but open with them, encouraging scholarship focused on his manuscripts
1929. 4/12/50. A rare letter referencing both these monumental books, which are so tied to his legacy“A Farewell to Arms” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, two of the great works of 20th century literary giant Ernest Hemingway, are classics in American literature. The first, published in 1929, is a semi-autobiographical work centered on a lieutenant in the Italian army. This mirrors Hemingway’s own experience as an ambulance driver in World War I. “A Farewell to Arms” cemented the writer’s place in the American literary scene. The second, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, published in 1940 after Hemingway had witnessed firsthand the violent developments in Europe, tells the story of a younger American attached to a guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War.Novelist Glendon Swarthout had a huge literary range, more than most American authors of his generation, writing 16 novels, which ranged from dramas to comedies to romances and mysteries, and another 6 novellas. Many of Glendon’s novels became international bestsellers. In 1950, he was working at the University of Maryland, early in his career, and studying toward his doctorate. Hemingway was among the principle great writers that Swarthout studied. It was in this capacity that he wrote Hemingway, asking for copies of the manuscript portions of these works to apply to his studies, likely to see the writer’s work in progress.In 1926, Hemingway had married Pauline Pfeiffer, niece of Gus Pfeiffer, in Paris. Uncle Gus developed a close relationship with Hemingway (they traveled together in Europe and Hemingwa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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