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Handwritten 1936 manuscript intended for publication in Esquire magazine, vividly describing the horrors of war, with his third person signature in the text
Autograph Manuscript signed in text: "Mr. Ernest Hemingway" in pencil, 1 page, 8½x11. No place, c. 1936. Headed by him: "Please Mr. Ernest Hemingway by Paul Harris, The American Criterion, Dec 1935, about 'letters' appearing monthly in Esquire...." Ernest Hemingway was a frequent contributor to "Esquire" magazine. He wrote a total 31 "letters" which were published in "Esquire" in the 1930s. In the September 1935 issue, he wrote: "Notes on the Next War: A Serious Topical Letter". This may be a rough draft of one of the 31 "letters". Hemingway has made an "X", crossing out the entire letter. In part: "Mr. Hemingway, you were at the front. You saw people die? I was ten and I saw people, I saw something in them die and they had to go on making believe they were alive still with their guts out of them. I saw people age. I saw the unseeable, the drawn faces, the haunted eyes...A child is sensitive to change in those he knows [he is referring to an aunt, a cousin, involved in changes resulting from life in wartime]. I felt the silent death creep over the hearts of people; something came to...their eyes...their hands...clenched with fear. They lived half-heartedly, their energies sapped by worry." Hemingway lists four "Letters to Mr Harris 1st dated Dec. 12 35 (explains column) 2nd (dated) Dec 21 (35) (refuses to let letter be pub.) 3rd (dated) (Dec) 24 (35) (ref to Lawson & suicide episode) 4th (dated) June 18 36 (refers to Richter releases?...You're so much better than my own conscience that sometimes I wonder if you must not feel pretty happy at what a good man you are. (is really to protect by name to Perkins) or should be...an Esquire piece about murder of sundry people guilty of public offenses...." In May 1918, Ernest Hemingway volunteered to serve in the Red Cross Ambulance Corps in WWI. On July 8, 1918, Austrian artillery hit the 19-year-old. The injuries were so severe that he had to be hospitalized in Milan. Hemingway would later condemn the savagery of war, evidenced in the manuscript offered here and in many of his works. After his return to the United States, he became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers and was soon sent back to Europe to cover such events as the Greek Revolution. A Farewell to Arms (1929) was the study of an American ambulance officer's disillusionment in the war and his role as a deserter. Hemingway used his experiences as a reporter during the civil war in Spain as the background for his most ambitious novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). He was a war correspondent in China (1941) and Europe (1944-1945). Hemingway was awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for The Old Man and the Sea and the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. Very fragile. Creased. Nicked, worn edges. 6¼-inch horizontal separation at lower blank creased margin. Toned. Professionally encapsulated for protection.

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Born: July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois
Died: July 2, 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho

Film Credits
2013 The Killers II (Writer), 2013 The Killers (Writer), 2013 Democracy Now! (Other), 2012 White Elephants (Writer), 2012 Baby Shoes (Writer), 2011 Cat in the Rain (Writer), 2010 Today Is Friday (Writer), 2009/I The Killers (Writer), 2009 The Killers (Writer), 2009 Hills (Writer), 2008 Ubice (Writer), 2008 The Garden of Eden (Writer), 2008 Gifts Like White Elephants (Writer), 2008 A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (Writer), 2007 Bokser ide u raj (Writer), 2006 Nochnoy ekspress (Writer), 2006 Los asesinos (Writer), 2006 Killarna - en far og seks syv brødre (Writer), 2005 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (Writer), 2003 Circle of Honor (Other), 2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture (Other), 2002 Hills Like White Elephants (Writer), 2002 A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (Writer), 2001 After the Storm (Writer), 2000 Life and Times (Other), 1999 The Old Man and the Sea (Writer), 1998 Hemingway: Winner Take Nothing (Other), 1995 Mia hara (Writer), 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (Writer), 1990 The Old Man and the Sea (Writer), 1989 Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend (Other), 1987 Captain Khorshid (Writer), 1984 The Sun Also Rises (Writer), 1981 Best of Friends (Writer), 1979 My Old Man (Writer), 1977 Soldier's Home (Writer), 1977 Islands in the Stream (Writer), 1973 Peta kolona (Writer), 1966 A Farewell to Arms (Writer), 1965 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Writer), 1964 The Killers (Writer), 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (Writer), 1961 Njeriu kurrë nuk vdes (Writer), 1961 Adeus às Armas (Writer), 1960 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Writer), 1960 The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (Writer), 1960 The Fifth Column (Writer), 1959-1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (Writer), 1959 Playhouse 90 (Writer), 1958 The Sea (Performer), 1958 The Old Man and the Sea (Writer), 1958 The Gun Runners (Writer), 1958 Kraft Theatre (Writer), 1957 The Sun Also Rises (Writer), 1957 The Seven Lively Arts (Writer), 1957 Lux Video Theatre (Writer), 1957 A Farewell to Arms (Writer), 1956 Ubiytsy (Writer), 1956 Teledrama (Writer), 1956 Cheyenne (Writer), 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (Writer), 1955 Playwrights '56 (Writer), 1955 Climax! (Writer), 1953 Omnibus (Writer), 1952 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Writer), 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (Writer), 1950 Under My Skin (Writer), 1950 The Breaking Point (Writer), 1947 The Macomber Affair (Writer), 1946 The Killers (Writer), 1944 To Have and Have Not (Writer), 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Writer), 1942 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 3 (in person), 1937 The Spanish Earth (in person), 1937 The Spanish Earth (Writer), 1932 A Farewell to Arms (Writer), 1932 A Farewell to Arms (Performer)

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