Friday, October 9, 2009

Strange Tribe at the Miami Book Fair

I'll be presenting my memoir, Strange Tribe, at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November the 15th, at 2:00 in the afternoon. A good part of Strange Tribe takes place in Miami and I'm really looking forward to finally being able to speak about it in my hometown.


Laurene said...

Hi, John. I would love to be at this fair.

Have you ever heard about some relationship between Euclides da Cunha e Hemingway?

Abraços do Lúcio Jr.

John Hemingway said...

Ciao Lúcio,
Well I read that Euclides da Cunha was influenced by Naturalism and Dawinism, so perhaps he knew of Jack London who was writing more or less in the same period. If so, then perhaps Ernest had heard of da Cunha.


Laurene said...

Oi, John. Parece-me que na correspondência recente de Elizabeth Bishop (onde ela comenta Hemingway várias vezes) ele fez, de passagem, essa ligação: Euclides descreveu retiradas militares em Os Sertões e Hemingway fez algo semelhante em Farewell to Arms, falando sobre a retirada de Caporetto.

Vou pesquisar. Abs do Lúcio Jr.

John Hemingway said...

Well, you might have a point there. Ernest read widely, especially military history, and so it is quite possible that he knew of Euclides. But, I'm not sure about this. Fascinating, though:-)
Um Abraço,

Angela Malloy said...

I was just watching a television program about your grandfather and remembered a little boy named John Hemingway I knew in first grade. I am glad to know you are a writer and that you will return home for the Miami Book Fair. Maybe you can autograph a copy of your book for me.

John Hemingway said...

Ciao Angela!
Of course I can autograph your copy:-) How strange to hear from someone from first grade, that has never happened to me before.
See you in Miami!


Unknown said...

Hola John ! Hoy 11 de noviembre, estoy leyendo (en francés, claro) "L'Adieu aux Armes" que nunca habia leido.. Me gusta mucho. Te deseo una buena estancia en Miami. Abrazos. Armand

John Hemingway said...

Hola Armand! has terminado "A farewell to Arms"? Te has gustado? A me mucho, pero yo estoy de parte;-)


Laurene said...

Salut, John et Armand.

Est-ce que vous pensez que Jake Barnes est impossibilité d´avoir des rapports sexuelles à causes psicologiques ou physiques?

Je veux beacoup savoir vos opinions.

Merci beaucoup, je vous embrasse
Lúcio Jr.

John Hemingway said...

good question! I had always thought his sexual problems were due to a physical war wound, but given my grandfather's psychological fetishes it's hard to say if Jake's problems were just physical in nature.