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Happy Birthday to a buncha people

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Idaho, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    http://www.brainyhistory.com/daysbirth/birth_july_21.html

    From Ernest Hemingway to Don Knotts to Janet Reno to Gary Trudeau to Jon Lovitz to Josh Hartnet.

    Impressive list.
     
  2. I was willing to give you "impressive" until I got to Jon Lovitz.
     
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Eat fresh! ;D (smiley used here to approximate what Lovitz looks like when he says this line on the Subway commercials)
     
  4. Here are my top books by Papa Hemingway.

    1. The Old Man and the Sea
    2. A Moveable Feast
    3. The Sun Also Rises
    4. By Lines (Journalism for the Toronto Star)
    5. To Have and Have Not

    PS - happy birthday to Slick Watts
     
  5. John

    John Active Member

    Old Man and the Sea is by far my favorite. Second would be By-Line.
     
  6. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Try "The Garden of Eden" if you can, Lou. He didn't finish the book before he died, but man it's powerful Hemingway from the first page to the last.
     
  7. alleyallen - I seem to remember some controversey over that book. Didn't somebody "finish" the book for the publisher?

    Was this a Nick Adams book?
     
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    If someone finished it I'm not aware of it. And it was actually an unprinted manuscript, found after he died. I don't know how he does it, but the way Papa describes the food and drink his characters partake in is just incredible. I find myself hungry and thirsty after a few pages. Weird, I know.
     
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    The Sun Also Rises is my favorite Hemingway book.
     
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I did my Master's thesis on Hemingway's writing about hunting so, to me, there are no bad Hemingway books (or short stories or letters).

    "Hemingway on Writing" is a very, very good as well. I should give a copy to all my writers with cetain sections highlighted.
     
  11. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    It's also bagelchick's birthday about now. And a big one it is! Happy Birthday!
     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm partial to A Farewell to Arms.
     
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