Hemingway Centenary

GUESTS: MICHAEL REYNOLDS *Author, The Final Years LILLIAN ROSS *Literary writer for "The New Yorker" magazine *Wrote a minute-by-minute account of two days in the life of Ernest Hemingway, which appeared in The New Yorker in 1950. This "profile" is now a book, "Portrait of Hemingway," published by Random House this month PATRICK HEMINGWAY *Editor, True at First Light (Scribner, 1999, "fictional memoir" of Hemingway's 1953 African safari) *Son of Ernest and his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer He loved bullfights, drove an ambulance during World War I, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. For many, Ernest Hemmingway defined the romantic ideal of the writer's life, a life of adventure, direct experience, and ultimately tragedy. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Ray Suarez and guests look at the complex life of Ernest Hemingway - the writer and the man - and debate his influence on writers today.



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