Cover Art Collage – A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Happy Sunday everybody! In today’s examination of cover art designs of Lost Generation novels, were going to look at Ernest Hemingway’s second novel, A Farewell to Arms, published in 1929. Set during World War I it follows the story of Frederic Henry, a lieutenant in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The main storylineContinue reading “Cover Art Collage – A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway”

F. Scott Fitzgerald drops a letter to Ernest Hemingway

The friendship/rivalry between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway is perhaps one of the most famous in American literature. As I continue to work my way through The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1963), today I’d like to look at some great quotes from letters Fitzgerald sent to Hemingway. First, a brief recap of their relationshipContinue reading “F. Scott Fitzgerald drops a letter to Ernest Hemingway”

Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace in Oak Park, Illinois

In a recent visit over to Oak Park, about 40 minutes from where we live on the far North Side of Chicago, we strolled over to Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace, a beautiful Victorian house that is now a museum. Lovingly restored in the 1990s, they normally do frequent tours, but due to the pandemic, do themContinue reading “Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace in Oak Park, Illinois”

That Katy Perry song referencing Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is interesting for any number of reasons. Long a cultural touchstone in America and beyond, the man, his works, and the “Hemingway Myth” have infiltrated all aspects of society that they are often used (and abused) by people who have never read his writing or studied his life in depth. While I admittedlyContinue reading “That Katy Perry song referencing Ernest Hemingway”

Ernest Hemingway and the Oak Park Public Library

Way back in the pre-pandemic days, I headed over to check out the beautiful main library in Oak Park, Illinois, and today thought I’d look at some of the great Ernest Hemingway related materials there. Hemingway grew up in Oak Park and lived there through the end of high school. While a quote calling OakContinue reading “Ernest Hemingway and the Oak Park Public Library”