hemingway to fitzgerald- 1925  

sparkee58 58M
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7/15/2006 2:37 am

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7/24/2006 12:16 pm

hemingway to fitzgerald- 1925

i thought maybe you would find this as interesting as i do.

Burguete, Navera
July 1, 1925

Dear Scott-
We are going in to Pamplona tomorrow. Been trout fishing here. How are you? And how is Zelda?
I am feeling better than I ever felt- haven't anything but wine since I left Paris. God it has been a wonderful country. But you hate country. All right omit description of country. I wonder what your idea of heaven would be- A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists. All powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death. And hell would probably be an ugly vacuum full of poor polygamists unable to obtain any booze or with chronic stomach disorders that they called secret sorrows.
To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them truly and well and the other where I would have my nine beautiful mistresses on 9 different floors and one house would be fitted up with special copies of the Dial printed on soft tissue and kept in the toilets on every floor and in the other house we would use the American Mercury and the New Republic. Then there would be a fine church like in Pamplona where I could go and be confessed on the way from one house to the other and I would get on my horse and ride out with my son to my bull ranch named Hacienda Hadley and toss coins to all my illegitimate children that lined the road. I would write out of the Hacienda and send my son in to lock the chastity belts onto my mistresses because someone had just galloped up with the news that a notorious monogamist named Fitzgerald had been seen riding toward the town at the head of a company of strolling drinkers.
Well anyway we are going into town tomorrow early in the morning. Write me at the / Hotel Quintana, Pamplona, Spain.
Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something.
So long and love to Zelda from us both-

LoyalOximeShred 41F

7/15/2006 3:22 am

Ahh the Hemingway letters! Funny how they are so chock full of male bravado. Being that Fitzgerald was quite the sexual creature prior to marrying Zelda (Sayre).... I wonder if he actually did have a gay relationship with Hemingway (not that it matters much nowadays lol).

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
-John Ruskin

sparkee58 replies on 7/15/2006 3:46 am:
don't put lipstick on Papa
i coulda gone the rest of my life without hearing that rumour

thanks for stopping by.

ShyWhisper2006 53F
15175 posts
7/15/2006 4:58 am

*smiles*...my love of writing was inspired by reading such wonderful masters of the pen...thank you for this little tribute to one of them.

sparkee58 replies on 7/15/2006 8:48 am:

eveatsapple 58F

7/15/2006 9:25 am

poor illegitimate children...

sparkee58 replies on 7/15/2006 9:41 am:
they all have beards now and still line the streets, waiting

catseyes23 61F

7/15/2006 5:39 pm

I've always liked Hemingway...

sparkee58 replies on 7/16/2006 2:32 am:
i've probably read "The Sun Also Rises" a dozen times

Nina_Dee 61F

7/16/2006 1:30 am

These two heavywieghts had a tumultuous friendship I do believe. One which was often characterized by insecurity and jealousy - it was a friendship that would affect not only the two men, but their writing as well. Two great minds.

sparkee58 replies on 7/16/2006 2:38 am:
it's hard to dig up one great mind today

marnison 79F

7/20/2006 7:30 am

...they 're.... still in pamplona.
something about all that bull.

directed ..directly to the director of this ongoing thought.


sparkee58 replies on 7/20/2006 2:41 pm:

marnison 79F

7/21/2006 9:57 pm

oooh. love the sound of it.


i also ...love.

sparkee58 replies on 7/22/2006 1:23 am:

marnison 79F

7/21/2006 10:10 pm



sparkee58 replies on 7/22/2006 1:24 am:
was good.

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