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 …

These 10 Writers Had the Most Intense Facial Hair

These 10 Writers Had the Most Intense Facial Hair

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If you are a man and you want to be a writer, you have two things you must do: 1. Write a book; and 2. Look more like Ernest Hemingway. That is the curriculum. When aged, experienced folks in the publishing industry ask young writers, “Have you read Hemingway,” they are really asking if you have fully embraced the possibility of facial hair. If you can grow a beard, have you tried growing his beard? If you cannot grow a beard like Hemingway’s, then that’s fine too. Your author photo will just be seriously lacking.   If you need inspiration on …

Meet the Writers Who Were Used as Cultural Cold War Weapons

Meet the Writers Who Were Used as Cultural Cold War Weapons

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Time to step into history class, folks.   Recently, I stumbled upon an article on Vice that featured an interview with Joel Whitney, author of Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers. In his novel, he reveals how great writers such as James Baldwin, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Richard Wright, and Ernest Hemingway became soldiers in America’s cultural Cold War. The book sets out to debunk the myth of a once-moral intelligence agency and reveals an extensive list of writers who were involved in transforming the image of America in countries suffering destabilisation due to coups, dictatorships, assassinations and other all-American interventions.         …

I've Never Read These Books But Here's What I'm Guessing They're About

I've Never Read These Books But Here's What I'm Guessing They're About

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For a lot of people, their reading careers begin and end in high school. The works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, and a bunch of other white guys are piled on them until they believe there’s no other type of literature besides the kind that are allegedly well-written and conclusively boring.   But sometimes these books (a.k.a. literary canon) slip on by. There are a number of books it seems like everybody who graduated from high school besides me read. But I’ve heard about them through the grapevine, rumors and hearsay. I don’t plan on reading these …

I’ve Never Read These Books But Here’s What I’m Guessing They’re About

I’ve Never Read These Books But Here’s What I’m Guessing They’re About

Book Culture

For a lot of people, their reading careers begin and end in high school. The works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, and a bunch of other white guys are piled on them until they believe there’s no other type of literature besides the kind that are allegedly well-written and conclusively boring.   But sometimes these books (a.k.a. literary canon) slip on by. There are a number of books it seems like everybody who graduated from high school besides me read. But I’ve heard about them through the grapevine, rumors and hearsay. I don’t plan on reading these …