Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hemingway's Debut: To Write One True Sentence

Steve King at www.todayinliterature.com notes that on this day in 1923 Ernest Hemingway published his first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems.

This was an edition of 300 copies, put out by friend and fellow expatriate, the writer -- publisher Robert McAlmon. Both had arrived in Paris in 1921, Hemingway an unpublished twenty-two-year-old journalist with a recent bride, a handful of letters of introduction provided by Sherwood Anderson, and a clear imperative: "All you have to do is write one true sentence."

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