• Re-Reading A MOVEABLE FEAST Fifteen Years Later I first read Ernest Hemingway’s A MOVEABLE FEAST in the summer after my sophomore year of college, about six weeks before I was scheduled to fly to France to study abroad for four months in Aix-En-Provence. I had started studying French because of how intoxicating I found the language F. Scott Fitzgerald and some of […] Literary Man 0 Comments October 28, 2016
  • Iconic Literary Cities: Paris Today’s post comes from our resident book reviewer Trip Starkey, who sends his greetings from the fair skies of Paris, our first Iconic Literary City. “But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor […] Literary Man 0 Comments July 19, 2012
  • Alternate Endings of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms Hemingway infamously claimed that it took him 39 rewrites to get the final page of A FAREWELL TO ARMS just right. This book, in our humble opinion, is one of those gateway drugs to literature that if consumed at any early age, you’re pretty much addicted for life. So be it. There are worse life-long […] Literary Man 0 Comments July 6, 2012
  • Hemingway’s Home in the Florida Keys Today we’re feeling like an escape. A year ago, after an epic death bang finish to his MFA, the Literary Man traveled to recuperate for a few days in the Florida Keys, one of our favorite literary spots and home to Hemingway’s famous cats. To get to this magical place, you can no longer arrive via boat […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments May 21, 2012
  • Hemingway and Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers It’s Thirsty Thursday, and as all writers tend to do, by 11:30am we’re already starting to think about a drink. We all have our favorites. The Literary Man prefers his martini very dry, stirred, and up, with Tanqueray gin and a touch of vermouth. The Epic Poet likes his Italian Reds, preferably going straight from bottle #1 […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments April 19, 2012
  • How do you know if your book is finished? It has been a busy summer for the Literary Man, but in spite of his penchant for literary trivia and other such fare, he has finally managed to crank out a readable draft of his novel.  It feels finished (which is to say, it makes a pretty good doorstop); it looks finished (meaning, there are […] Literary Man 0 Comments August 1, 2011
  • Literary Advertisements Why don’t Literary Men sell their images to magazines anymore? Is it because they hate money? Or is it something more complicated, as in, they’re all living in caves and only associating with scientists practicing esoteric crafts? As usual, Hemingway serves as a model for up-and-coming Literary Men looking to make a few quick bucks. […] Literary Man 0 Comments May 5, 2011
  • The Hipster-Literary-Bro Continuum It has become necessary to elaborate on the Hipster-Literary-Bro Continuum to clear up any confusion about the Literary Man’s relationship to Hipsters and Bros, both of whom share things in common with the Literary Man, but are ultimately different literary beasts. The Literary Man is, as you can see in the image above, fifty percent […] Literary Man 0 Comments April 5, 2011
  • On the Importance of Salma Hayek and the Literary Beard It is probably important that the Literary Man have a beard, or at the very least a literary mustache with its wings waxed and upwardly curled. There are, of course, many great Literary Beards in the history of literature. Ernest Hemingway comes to mind first: But it’s important to know that Hemingway probably learned from […] Literary Man 0 Comments March 14, 2011