Book Riot’s wonderful ‘Reading Life’ feature has an essay this week responding to Woody Allen’s recent Golden Globes tribute. Kit Steinkellner writes about reading the media commentary the morning after, including a tweet from the son of Allen’s ex-wife Mia Farrow excoriating the GGs for paying tribute to an alleged child molester. From the article: [...]
In an interview in The Paris Review in 1958 Ernest Hemingway made an admission that has inspired frustrated novelists ever since: The final words of “A Farewell to Arms,” his wartime masterpiece, were rewritten “39 times before I was satisfied.”
Those endings have become part of literary lore, but they have never been published together in their entirety, according to his longtime publisher, Scribner.