Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Man. The Myth. The Writer Revealed: A Panel Discussion About The Upcoming PBS Hemingway Documentary By Ken Burns And Lynn Novick

PBS offers an interesting panel discussion about the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick three-part documentary on the late, great writer Ernest Hemingway. 

You can watch the panel discussion via the below link:

 Hemingway, the Sea and Cuba | Hemingway | THIRTEEN - New York Public Media

I look forward to the series as I've been a Hemingway aficionado since I was a teenager and I've read nearly everything Hemingway wrote and nearly everything written about him. I've also reviewed Hemingway's work and several books about him.

You can read my Washington Times review of The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway via the below link:

Paul Davis On Crime: My Washington Times Review Of 'The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, The Hemingway Library Edition'

 “Ernest Hemingway is widely recognized as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His writing, with its powerful, understated prose and economy of words, has influenced countless writers,” Sean Hemingway writes in his introduction to the collection. “More than any other writer of his time, Hemingway changed the course of literature and furthered the written expression of the human condition. His novels, such as ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ ‘A Farewell to Arms’ and ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls,’ have entered into the canon of world literature, but it is arguably his contributions to the art of the short story that are his greatest literary achievement.”

You can also read my Washington Times review of Hemingway at War via the below link:

Paul Davis On Crime: My Washington Times Review Of ‘Hemingway at War: Ernest Hemingway’s Adventures as a World War II Correspondent’

“Hemingway had a talent for being at the center of important events. Those events — and some of the people connected with them — are a large part of this story. He was with the Allied landings on D-Day. He flew with the RAF on at least one bombing mission. He flew with them during an attack of V-1 flying bombs. He operated with the French Resistance and the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) as the Allies advanced to Paris. And he was present and indeed active during the horrendous carnage of the battle for the Hurtgenwald in Germany’s Siegfried Line. As such he provides a useful lens to examine these events and also some of the people, both the troops who fought and the civilian journalists who covered the fighting,” Mr. Mort writes in his introduction. “Inevitably and understandably, his exposure to people and events affected his journalism, and later his fiction. This book attempts therefore to place him in the context of this history and in so doing expand understanding of those events and their effect on him, personally and professionally.”

You can also read my Washington Times review of Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy via the below link:

 Paul Davis On Crime: Was Hemingway A Soviet Spy?: My Washington Times 'On Crime' Column On Ernest Hemingway

You can also read my Crime Beat column on Hemingway on crime via the below link:

Paul Davis On Crime: My Crime Beat Column: Hemingway On Crime

And you can read my Philadelphia Inquirer review of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway below:

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