“Forgotten Hollywood”- Literary Booty…

Posted on August 2, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`An Ernest Hemingway story from 1956 will be published for the first time. A Room on the Garden Side appears this month in the summer edition of The Strand Magazine, a literary quarterly that has released obscure works by Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, and others.

“`The themes and trappings are familiar for an Ernest Hemingway narrative:  Paris, wartime, talk of books and wine, and the scars of battle. War was a longtime muse for Hemingway. He served as an ambulance driver during World War I, and draws upon a vast experience for his classic work A Farewell to Arms. The Spanish Civil War inspired For Whom the Bell Tolls. He was a soldier and correspondent during World War II, and was on hand in Paris in August, 1944 for the liberation from Nazi occupation, described by the author in reports published by Collier’s magazine.

“`Hemingway wrote several World War II stories over the final decade of his life. In 1956, he told his publisher Charles Scribner Jr. that he completed five: A Room on the Garden Side, The Cross Roads,  Indian Country and the White Army, The Bubble Reputation, The Monument. Until now, only The Cross Roads had been widely seen.

“`Ernest left a number of unpublished work at the time of his suicide in 1961. A Moveable Feast, his celebrated memoir on Paris in the 1920s, came out three years after his passing. Other posthumous books include  The Garden of EdenIslands in the Stream, and The Dangerous Summer, a nonfiction account of bullfighting.

“`Kirk Curnutt, a board member of The Hemingway Society, contributed an afterword for the Strand, saying that the story contains all the trademark elements readers love in Hemingway.

“`I guess it remains important being Ernest.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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