Saturday, November 19, 2011

This one was a no go, since it had nothing to do with Key West

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.”

“Hemingway's tracks in the snow are easy to follow. This was the Hemingway of the 20's. Back from the Great War, Hemingway was still on his way. A reporter based in Paris for the /Toronto Star/, a roving correspondent writing down what he saw in typical staccato sentences; he was juggling a vast appetite for life and a tiny budget. Before an assignment to cover the Peace Conference in Lausanne, way before Bumby was born; holidays were spent with Hadley in a cheap pension in Chamby above Montreux.”[1]

Things were very different in Key West for Ernest, and finding things much more sideways than up and down, he could spend his time in Sloppy Joe’s enjoying shots and mugs.

[1]This article was written by Mavis Guinard

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