"Writing, at its best, is a lonely life." – Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway scholar and author, Professor Mark Cirino, spoke to me about the ethos of the late literary lion, how Hemingway outlived his myth, and his mission to uncover Hem's truest sentence.
Dr. Cirino hosts the popular Hemingway Society-sponsored podcast, One True Podcast. He is also the author of eight books about American literature as a writer or editor. His most recent is One True Sentence: Writers & Readers on Hemingway’s Art (2022), with Michael Von Cannon.
Described as "A selection of the greatest sentences by the master, Ernest Hemingway..." selected and examined by contemporary authors. Publishers Weekly called it “A revelatory compendium ... a rewarding tapestry ... readers are likely to come away with a deepened understanding of—and even awe at—Hemingway’s vast talent.”
Mark Cirino serves as an editor for Kent State University Press’s Reading Hemingway series, and served as a consultant on the film adaptation of Hemingway's "Across the River and into the Trees." He taught creative writing and literature at NYU, and now teaches literature at the University of Evansville.
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In this file Mark Cirino and I discussed:
Why "Writing, at its best, is a lonely life"
The importance of finding your writing community
How The Sun Also Rises made Hem a literary celebrity
The only thing you have to do as a writer
Why each writing project requires new discipline
An open invitation to Bob Dylan
And a lot more!
Dr. Mark Cirino - Professor and Department Chair
One True Sentence: Writers & Readers on Hemingway’s Art by Mark Cirino and Michael Von Cannon (Amazon)
Mark Cirino Author Page on Amazon
One True Podcast: Hosted by Mark Cirino and produced by Michael Von Cannon
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