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The True Gen: A Intima...
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It's a funny thing, reading a biography structured so that everyone's utterances are sort of grouped together. I suppose this is the Studs Terkel style, where there's no real narrator/author, making sense of it all. Rather, each friend or enemy of Hemingway's is allowed to sort of shoot off, independent of any guiding objective force. But, of course, it's still interesting. Hemingway had loyal friends and made bitter enemies. Seems pretty clear that there was no one like him. Charasmatic and awf...more