May 25, 2012 |
HATFIELDS & McCOYS. 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, History Channel. HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN. 9 p.m. Monday, HBO. "THERE ARE wars and there are wars," muses reporter Martha Gellhorn as she looks back at her long and turbulent life in HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn. " No kidding. On Memorial Day, set aside to honor Americans who've lost their lives in their country's service, HBO and the History Channel go head-to-head with less-patriotic war stories featuring combatants who could have saved themselves and everyone around them a load of trouble if they'd only had the sense to get away from each other while the getting was good.
December 7, 2011 |
Howard L. Hannum, 86, of Upper Gwynedd, a professor of English literature at La Salle University for 40 years who wrote a compelling memoir about his combat experiences in World War II, died of cancer Friday, Dec. 2, at home. Dr. Hannum grew up in Germantown and graduated from La Salle College High School. In the summer of 1943, he was sports editor at the Germantown Courier before enlisting in the Army. On Dec. 8, 1944, he landed at Marseilles, and by Dec. 14, he was fighting with an antitank unit in the Ardennes in what would become known as the Battle of the Bulge.
July 18, 1999 |
He strides through our consciousness, the epitome of bravura and self-conscious machismo. His unadorned Anglo-Saxon prose style won him a Nobel Prize and legions of imitators. But his picaresque lifestyle and ebullient persona - the rogue-adventurer ever in search of new wars to fight and women to conquer - secured Ernest Hemingway's place in the American mind. So suggests an engrossing centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
June 20, 1999 |
Nearly four decades ago, early on Sunday, July 2, 1961, in his Ketchum, Idaho, cabin, a physically and emotionally defeated Ernest Hemingway placed a Boss double-barreled shotgun into his mouth and fired twice. He left a widow, three sons, and several unfinished manuscripts, many of which the Nobel laureate deemed unsuitable for publication. This July, the 21st to be precise, is the centennial anniversary of Hemingway's birth, an event that is being commemorated with: a hometown celebration in Oak Park, Ill., complete with "a movable feast" at local restaurants; the Thomasville Furniture Hemingway Collection (four lines: Kenya, Ketchum, Key West and Havana)
April 13, 1999 |
From the moment Ernest Hemingway (1899- 1961) burst upon the literary world in the late 1920s, writers have clashed over his work and influence. "Some circumstance," complained Max Eastman in a 1933 New Republic review, "seems to have laid upon Hemingway a continual sense of the obligation to put forth evidences of red-blooded masculinity. . . . A literary style, you might say, of wearing false hair on the chest. " "What they could not bear," novelist Nelson Algren countered in 1979, dismissing Hemingway's critics years after the author's 1954 Nobel Prize put them in a distinct if vocal minority, "was that he was the best writer of English prose in the world and was making big money doing it. " Now, it's the centennial year of the macho man once regarded as the most famous, style-setting writer in the world.
August 28, 1998
How long is testosterone's half-life? At least 38 years. Ernest Hemingway died during the Kennedy administration, but the final emanation of his macho spirit won't be published until the century's penultimate year. True at First Light is a 400-page "fictional memoir" culled by Papa's middle son, Patrick, from an 850-page manuscript. The draft was rescued from communist Cuba by the author's fourth wife and kept mostly under wraps for two decades at the John F. Kennedy Library.
February 17, 1998 |
Martha Gellhorn, 89, a pioneering American woman war correspondent and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway, has died in London, her family said yesterday. Ms. Gellhorn, who began her career during the Spanish civil war and went on to cover Vietnam and the Arab-Israeli wars, had been suffering from cancer and other ailments. "She had been quite ill for some time, but her mind was sharp to the end. I had dinner with her a few weeks ago," said journalist Marie Colvin, a close friend of Ms. Gellhorn's.
July 4, 1996 |
In her final interview, done June 7 in cyberspace, Margaux Hemingway said she had learned the secret of life. "You have to keep fighting. That's what life is all about - leading with your heart," Hemingway said. Hemingway, 41, was found dead Monday in her Santa Monica, Calif., apartment. Her observations on life and other subjects were made during a "Celebrity Spotlight" cyberchat on the Prodigy online service. She said that she had been plagued with dyslexia most of her life and that she had suffered from diabetes and epilepsy as well.
July 3, 1996 |
At 19, Margaux Hemingway had all the prerequisites for making it big: a million-dollar face and a famous last name. Hemingway was a strapping, 6-foot-tall beauty with strong bones, wild brows and a kissable pout, who grew up in Ketchum, Idaho. She was sunny, naive and exuberant in a world of bored, blase mannequins - the idealized farmer's daughter, except that Dad was Jack Hemingway, son of Ernest. When she was 21, Hemingway - who was found dead in her Santa Monica, Calif.
July 3, 1996 |
Margaux Hemingway battled depression, family woes and other demons in the days before her sudden, mysterious death - even as her flagging career was on the upswing. "She was trying her best to get on with her life," said the Rev. Bill Minson, a longtime friend who counseled the statuesque ex-model. The Los Angeles coroners office yesterday said that the 41-year-old granddaughter of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway appears to have died of natural causes, possibly related to her epilepsy, for which she took medication.