Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ Adapted For Stage By Lifelong Friend

Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ Adapted For Stage By Lifelong Friend

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THE OLD MAN’S LEGACY LIVES ON… Ernest Hemingway coined the termed “the iceberg theory” which refers to an understated style of writing that concerns itself with surface elements in a story rather than the more preachy approach. In other words, Hemingway respected the intellect of his readers—we can see what’s beneath on our own. This is perhaps one of the reasons the man became so popular, this and his larger than life persona. One could argue that it was his relationship with the world that catered to his relatability and universal appeal. His most notable works are The Sun Also …

Bookstr Writers, Take Hemingway’s Challenge and Create Your Six-Word Stories!

Bookstr Writers, Take Hemingway’s Challenge and Create Your Six-Word Stories!

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There’s a common saying that goes, “Let’s make a long story short”. Though being neat is a good thing, for some people it’s a big challenge because it takes your organization skills and language sensitivity. In literary history, there was a frontiersman who was good at this—Ernest Hemingway.      He’s a literary legend. While having dinner with his fellow writers and friends of the famous Algonquin Round Table in NYC, Ernest Hemingway made a bet that he could write a story in just six words. His friends didn’t believe it and bet that he couldn’t do it. Without saying further words, the …

5 Literary Relics People Spent WAY Too Much Money On

5 Literary Relics People Spent WAY Too Much Money On

As we’ve covered before, some literary memorabilia sell for thousands and thousands of dollars. In one insane instance, a Hogwarts Acceptance letter from the first Harry Potter film sold for $40,000. The Harry Potter franchise isn’t the first to sell items from the films for insane amounts of cash. Everything from wallets to toilets to ashes of beloved stars have sold for immense amounts of money. Here are a list of some of the most obscure literary relics sold at auction.      1. Charles Dickens’s Toothpick   Image Via The Telegraph    Engraved with his initials and used on his last visit to …

These Hemingway Letters Prove He Was a Humble Booknerd

These Hemingway Letters Prove He Was a Humble Booknerd

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The name Ernest Hemingway instantly evokes thoughts of literature and artistry. That could just me be, but the man has certainly had quite a successful past… I mean, he did win the Nobel Prize in Literature.     Image Via History.com   Naturally, you would think a person with this level of fame, success, and talent would be used to it. However, research from Penn State has shown that Hemingway was anything but. The Hemingway Letters Project conducted within Penn State University examined over 6,000 of the author’s outgoing letters. Not to mention uncovering 340 annotated letters which will almost all be …

10 Hemingway Quotes That'll Make You Several Inches Taller

10 Hemingway Quotes That'll Make You Several Inches Taller

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Ernest Hemingway: A drinker, a hunter, and an old-fashioned manly man. He had a big beard. He often wrote short sentences with short words in them. He liked simplicity, truth, and also alcohol.   He wrote many things and won many awards for those things he wrote. Now I will condense his many works into ten brief quotations for which he is often remembered. Here are those ten quotations.   1. When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.   2. There is no friend as loyal as a book.   3. I drink to make other people more …