Mark Kurlansky discussing The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway

Monday, June 6, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Mark Kurlansky discussing The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway

Monday, June 6 at 7pm ET

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Join us for Mark Kurlansky discussing The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway. Purchase the book or sign up below to receive a link to this virtual event via email the day before the event.

An Ernest Hemingway Biography Like No Other

"For all that's already been written about Hemingway, The Importance of Not Being Ernest illuminates his life and works in ways not seen before." --Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award winner and author of The Friend and What Are You Going Through

Discover Hemingway's biography through the eyes of a fellow author and journalist. New York Times bestselling author of Salt, Mark Kurlanskyturns his historical eye to the life of Ernest Hemingway. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, The Importance of Not Being Ernest shows the huge shadow Hemingway casts.

The perfect gift for writers. By a series of coincidences, Mark Kurlansky's life has always been intertwined with Ernest Hemingway's legend, starting with being in Idaho the day of Hemingway's death. The Importance of Not Being Ernest explores the intersections between Hemingway's and Kurlansky's lives, resulting in creative accounts of two inspiring writing careers. Travel the world with Mark Kurlansky and Ernest Hemingway in this personal memoir, where Kurlansky details his ten years in Paris and his time as a journalist in Spain – both cities important to Hemingway's adventurous life and prolific writing.

Key West, Havana, and Chicago. Get to know the extraordinary people he met there--those who had also fallen under the Hemingway spell, including a Vietnam veteran suffering from the same syndrome the author did, two winners of the Key West Hemingway look-alike contest, and the man in Idaho who took Hemingway hunting and fishing.

In this unique gift for writers, find:

  • A memoir full of entertaining and illuminative stories
  • Little-known historical facts about Hemingway's life
  • Anecdotes about those who suffer from what the Kurlansky calls "hemitis"

Readers of biography books about writers such as Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley in Search of America, or The Boys will love The Importance of Not Being Ernest.

 

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, Paper, The Basque History of the World, 1968, The Big Oyster, International Night, The Eastern Stars, A Continent of Islands, and The White Man in the Tree and Other Stories. He received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonviolence, Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award. Saltwas a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. He spent ten years as Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.

 

The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway (A unique Ernest Hemingway biography, Gift for writers) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642504637
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Published: Books & Books - May 31st, 2022

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