Great Moments in Literary History #24: On this date in 1951, Ernest Hemingway caught a small trout and decided to not write about it.
(That, of course, is a marlin)
He decided the story was too exciting.
I had a Hemingway quote up on my site recently.
“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of crap,” Hemingway confided to F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934. “I try to put the crap in the wastebasket.”
Might have been one of those days he didn’t make it to 90.
favourite Hemmingway quote “mountain climbing, bull fighting and auto racing are sports. The rest are games”
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