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Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:47 pm
Read the Big Read
Posted by: Keir Graff

F.O.B. (Friend of Booklist) Kaite Mediatore Stover has a new blog up and running–this one’s for her workplace, Kansas City Public Library. It’s called The Big Read, meaning that classic film aficianados and punsters still have “The Big Read One” available to them. Sorry.

This fall’s Big Read is Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. (Which also has some punning opportunities for the literally minded–it is a war novel, after all.) Did you know that “Ernie” (as he insisted we call him) wrote for the Kansas City Star? I did not ( even though I was on a first-name basis with him).

"Use short sentences. Use short first paragraphs. Use vigorous English. Be positive, not negative."

The simplest writing advice ever given to a young writer led to some of the greatest contributions to American Literature. Ernest Hemingway‘s time at The Kansas City Star was brief, only six months, but it influenced every word he put to paper. Eschewing a college education after a successful high school career, Hemingway left Illinois for Kansas City to begin a writing career. 


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