Hemingway Blew His Brains Out For A Reason by JR Phillips



Hemingway blew his brains out for a reason. The Father of Modern American Fiction was a fraud. And he knew this better than anyone. Joyce, Scott Fitzgerald, Celine, Henry Miller--these were the real groundbreakers. Papa Ernesto was just another adventure writer and romantic sentimentalist. His prose was simple. His narrative over dramatic. And the world beat a path to his door and Hollywood showered him with riches while Miller and Fitzgerald continued to depend on the kindness of strangers. The Pulitzer Committee awarded him the Prize for The Old Man & The Sea. In reality, a simple rehash of Melville's Whale. The facade was wearing thin and there was little left in Papa's creative juices. Was he afraid that someone was ready to blow his cover; point to the fact that the Emperor was naked?

 


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