On this day in 1899, Ernest Miller Hemingway (EMH) was born. I celebrate because learning about his life has enabled me to make many new friends in the past 4 years. Gracias, EMH! I am still learning about EMH and attended my first Biennial Hemingway Society Conference in Michigan last June.
–EMH on his boat, Pilar
Reading EMH’s personal writing in Letters from the Lost Generation: Gerald and Sara Murphy and Friends edited by Linda Patterson Miller sparked my curiosity to want to learn about more him and his life. I have learned so much in the past 4 years, and am stil discovering even more about the life of this interesting, talented writer.
Two of my favorite EMH-related books this year were Hemingway’s Boat by Paul Hendrickson and Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow: The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage by Ruth A. Hawkins. But the year is only half over!