Is Ernest Hemingway still a big deal? We guess he's still a big deal, still in anthologies and literature classes, although his hyper-macho manly creed of manliness makes for pretty easy parody. He's certainly a big deal to rightwing radio preacher and homeschooling advocate Kevin Swanson, who lets Hemingway carry half the burden of representing all of 20th-century literature in his premature report on the death of Western civilization,
Amazon ranks it near the bottom of the whole religion/faith/woo category . . . and you know there&#039;s a ton of worthless dreck in that category.
Unless you have one of those &quot;bundles&quot; of joy.
But they are located approx. 60-65 miles west of Rochester. The Niagara River goes nowhere near Kodachromeville. Roch is on the Genesee R.
Je suis Ernie.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, which probably would include Hemingway after all, come to think of it.
I can&#039;t wait till he gets to James Joyce.
To summarize his argument:
There was only one Catch, and that was literacy.
There&#039;s some good hellfire preaching in <i>Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man</i>, albeit from a Catholic priest.
He fucked the wrong British.
But Tolkien&#039;s knockin&#039; em dead in the movies!
Not surprised to see that Hemingway, like Twain, had a familiar. Come to think of it, he had a whole collection of six-toed devils . . . their descendants still live at his old house.
Way better than Swanson, which I know isn&#039;t saying much.
...the devil is a good writer, and ungodly men often produce excellent literature in form,&rdquo; and so &ldquo;the Christian reader must consciously hold the ideas at arm&rsquo;s length...
Alternatively, get some reading glasses.
&quot;Christians don&rsquo;t win Nobel Prizes from apostate institutions&quot;
Left Behind was totally robbed by both the Nobel Committee and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
As a card-carrying homosexual, I can honestly say the only influence I remember Hemingway having on me was a renewed dedication to <i>using goddamned adjectives</i>. Oh, and I did once list the shotgun he used to kill himself as a childhood hero, but in my defense, I really hated that writing seminar.
Was going to use Aquinas&#039; <a href="http:\/\/www.scandalon.co.uk\/philosophy\/cosmological_aquinas.htm" target="_blank">fourth argument</a> to argue that nothing &quot;good&quot; can come from evil, but, meh. Too popey.