Revisiting Ernest Hemingway’s Hamburger

In case you missed it last year, Esquire has gone ahead and reprinted Ernest Hemingway’s hamburger recipe, complete with a link to The Paris Review post from last year that also teaches you how to make the ever important seasoning. The only reason I’m telling you this is because I tried to make the burgers a few months back, and they were actually pretty delicious. So in the event that you missed out last time around, here is your chance […]

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Poetry in Motion: Ernest Hemingway, Drunk Sportsman (On Bullfighting, Motor Racing, and Mountain Climbing)

As literary blog subjects go, Hemingway is a loaded one. He’s fish in a barrel. Hell, he’s frozen fish sticks that someone’s already browned golden in a toaster oven on Christmas morn, then re-placed in the barrel like some woefully inept Santa. Hemingway has always existed: when you depict him, you might as well be describing the concept of “uncles”, or “varnish”, or “premature ejaculation.” He is ageless and forever. Among his many virtues, Hemingway is oft-remembered as a sports […]

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Morning Bites: BEA Parties, Updike’s Duds, Patti Smith, OWS Sues NYC, and More

Ernest Hemingway’s reporting for the Toronto Star.  (Via The Rumpus) John Updike: great dresser. Have you had a chance to check out Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading? Will interviews with Patti Smith ever get old?  The answer is a big NOPE.  That obviously includes this interview between Smith and Melissa Giannini of Spin. EvilReads has your official BEA party guide (including the Bookrageous party we’re co-sponsoring along with some other fantastic folks). OWS sues NYC. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Your Hemingway Fetish Is A Little Much

At Slate, Nathan Heller talks about our collective obsession with Ernest Hemingway, saying the late writer has become the literary equivalent to the Nike Swoosh.  He attributes this to a high school curriculum heavy in Hemingway and Shakespeare–the reason why these are the two English-language writers “every high-school student in this country reads.”  (Eh?)

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Morning Bites: Lolita Makeover, Hemingway on The Knicks, Tesla Banjos, Vanessa Veselka, and More

“I think raising some real class-consciousness is essential to challenging the rich bastards that are eating through this world’s people and resources like Pac-Man.” Levi Asher talks to Vanessa Veselka (pictured above) at Lit Kicks. Ron Hogan talks to Rachel Shukert and Reverend Jen. Giving Lolita a new look. Ernest Hemingway shares his thoughts on New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni’s Resignation. Nikola Tesla meets Deliverance. A list of imported foods that make us sick. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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