Thursday October 1, 2020

Importance of being Ernest

Radio review

3rd August, 2014

Discounting pulpy purveyors of airport hokum like Tom Clancy and Ralph Peters, it’s hard to think of a more stereotypically hairy-forearmed macho man of literature than Ernest Hemingway, whose eventful private life and chest-beating persona have all but overshadowed his actual oeuvre in the 53 years since his death.

Stripping away all the flannel about bullfighting and Cuban rum, Hemingway was a genuine giant who heavily influenced even greater writers such as Raymond Carver....

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