There can only ever be one Ernest Hemingway.
Please join us on Thursday, May 26th, to welcome Kirk Curnutt, Professor and Chair of the Department of English, Troy University, and learn more about one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Ernest Hemingway loved to write. He also loved to fight.
The most iconic writer of the 20th century revolutionized the language of American fiction with his stark, unadorned prose style. From short stories such as “Indian Camp” and “Big Two-Hearted River” to novels like A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea, his taut, no-nonsense voice complemented perfectly Hemingway’s public image as a man’s man.
As much as for his writing, however, Hemingway was known for his literary rivalries and feuds. From Gertrude Stein to F. Scott Fitzgerald to William Faulkner, there was hardly a contemporary he didn’t tussle with – and as often in person as in prose.
Join us for an informal discussion of how Hemingway’s literary values influenced his fondness for fisticuffs, and vice versa. Leading the discussion will be Kirk Curnutt, a member of the board of directors of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society.
Since seating is limited, please R.S.V.P. to hold a space. There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be served.
Meet the speaker
Kirk Curnutt is the author of thirteen novels and academic studies, including Coffee with Hemingway, an imaginary conversation with Papa, as well as a forthcoming reader’s guide to To Have and Have Not, Hemingway’s most overlooked novel. He has also written extensively on F. Scott Fitzgerald and lives in Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Fitzgerald’s hometown.
The Hemingway Society and The Ernest Hemingway Foundation work together to advance Hemingway studies and promote his work through activities such as publication of the Hemingway Review and the Hemingway Newsletter, hosting a biennial conference, awarding Fellowships, and advising scholars and curators of museums. More information can be found at: www.hemingwaysociety.org