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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Was Hemingway the Macho Prototype?

As Scott Fitzgerald noted some place, Hemingway needed a new wife for each new novel. Usually the new wife was the former friend of the former wife. Well, I didn't read Scott Fitzgerald to such extent to find also this note, but Maureen Dowd notes this note of the Great Gatsby author, so it should be true.

Was Hemingway hard on women? Well, that's common knowledge. Was he the Macho prototype? Well, Maureen Dowd comes with some nuances, that gradually deconstruct the myth and offer in the end a surprise:

It seems that sometimes women can also be hard on Hemingway.

(A Life in Books)


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