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Always Remember

August 13, 2013 | by


What were you doing this past Sunday? Something special, we hope. Because this past Sunday, the eleventh of August, was the seventy-sixth anniversary of an amazing event. And we cannot improve upon the concise description of our diligent friends at Today in History. “Ernest Hemingway confronted Max Eastman in the offices of Scribner’s on Fifth Avenue. Because Eastman had cast aspersions on Hemingway’s macho persona, Hemingway pinned him on the floor, exposed Eastman’s hairless chest, then exposed his own hairy one and laughed.”




  1. verlie | August 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Wow! Really?! I’m just reading ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’.

  2. Jackson | August 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    In virtually every description of the fight I’ve ever read, it’s Eastman who wound up on top. Hemingway wound up with a bruised eye, which he denied came from Eastman.

    At another time, Hemingway tried to pick a fight with Wallace Stevens even though the latter was 20 years his senior and not in good shape.

    In the area that mattered, writing, Hemingway succeeded wonderfully. Otherwise, he was a blowhard and a bully.

  3. Nicholas Kronos | August 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    You could improve your friends’ description by using “pinned” rather than “penned.”

  4. verlie | August 14, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Good edit Nicholas!

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