Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ernest Hemingway Was A Pig


One place we're going to check out in Key West is the former house-porny home of Ernest Hemingway.
Now, I knew the guy was a 'man's man," but when I looked up more info about his very nice house, I was a bit surprised to find that he was really quite a jerk, actually.
The guy had four freakin' wives.... all of his marriages "intersected,' and he had numerous affairs. And, apparently his personal hygiene was not impeccable.
Lesson learned: Having a Pulitzer prize doesn't mean you can't be an a-hole.

14 Comments:

Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...

I think Papa was overcompensating: He did have 50 cats and wear a lot of sweaters after all.

Plus being a "man's man" in Key West has a whole other meaning...

7:21 AM  
Blogger Ladybird said...

Not Pulitzer. The Nobel Prize for Litt.
Say hi to him for me.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Netter said...

lol, good response Peter.

I had heard that old Ernie was a bit of a slut. I'd say more but I'm afraid a librarian will force me to read "The Old Man and The Sea" or The Sun Also Rises" again. It about killed me the first time. He's not my cup of tea....snore.

Ladybird, I think he did win a Pulitzer..in the 50's. It was '53 or '54. I'm usually pretty good at useless trivia.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Ladybird said...

Uhh... sorry. Pulitzer 1953 and Nobel '54.
Thanks Netter. And a word of advice from one who did a dissertation piece on The Old Man and the Sea: read it 3-4 times and you will fall in love with the ol' man (not Ernest, but Santiago).

8:32 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Ugh, another macho $hit-head. Somehow I'm not surprised. Well, no matter, it will fun to see the house anyway. The house didn't have any affairs.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Librarian Girl said...

Plus, he looks like the Gorton's Fisherman. That can't be good.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Librarian Girl said...

And netter, I'm a librarian and I would never, ever force anyone to read Hemingway. Not even myself. I promise.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the posters who made a dazzling display of their ignorance, narrow-mindedness, and foolishness (ie, making evaluations based on stupid criteria or dubious experience)
in dismissing Hemingway with smug self-righteousness. You're only depriving yourselves. Maybe you would enjoy wearing a T shirt which says 'Closed-minded and LOVING it!'

7:38 PM  
Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...

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9:56 PM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Hey, "Anonymous"

Thou shalt not make anonymous disparaging comments about my blogging buddies here.

Also, no one is disputing that the man could write ... just that NOT EVERYONE ENJOYS HIS PARTICULAR STYLE OR CONTENT.

And that he was doing some mighty overcompensating in the "manly" department. Did you know one of his sons was a tranny?

7:18 AM  
Blogger Netter said...

Ewww...that person basically called me an idoit. for the record, I am not close minded. I do give things a chance. I have read old Ernies stuff....I just don't love his style. It doesn't inspire me, nor does his subject matter. You know what, that is OK. I'm not offended because you called me ignorant and close minded because I know you are a coward. You would have posted that comment with your name if you weren't. I'm going to type it again...EH's writing is not my cup of tea. If you still have a problem with this, email me and you can try to see your light.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Oh my! Looks like we hit a nerve with a Hemingway fan.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Kare said...

Or maybe you're wearing one that says, "I'm such a loser that I have to go on people's blogs that I don't know and make rude comments in order to make myself feel superior in my own demented way and then, being the coward that I am, I sign anonymously."

There's your t-shirt, Anonymous.

I'll pray for you.

2:15 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

..or "Trollish and Loving it!"

Hehe.

2:03 PM  

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