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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 06:21 AM

Any Hemingway fans that enjoy decoding pictograms?

The Elaborate Pictogram Ernest Hemingway Received in the Hospital During WWI: Can You Decode Its Meaning?
Open Culture

See: http://www.openculture.com/2019/03/the-elaborate-pictogram-ernest-hemingway-received-in-the-hospital-during-wwi.html

(snips)
Everyone who knows the work of Ernest Hemingway knows A Farewell to Arms, and everyone who knows A Farewell to Arms knows that Hemingway drew on his experience as a Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. Just a few months after shipping out, the eighteen-year-old writer-to-be — filled, he later said, with "a great illusion of immortality" — got caught by mortar fire while taking chocolate and cigarettes from the canteen to the front line. Recovering from his wounds in a Milanese hospital, he fell in love with an American nurse named Agnes Hannah von Kurowsky, who would become the model for Catherine Barkley in A Farewell to Arms.
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If you need a hint, you might start with the apparent fact that the letter came from three of Hemingway's ambulance-driver buddies. "The letter is a cheerful narrative of the three friends’ recent hijinks," writes Slate's Rebecca Onion.
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To modern readers, the letter offers not just a glimpse into the sensibilities of Hemingway's social circle but life on the Italian front in 1918.

Ran across this by accident and thought I would share it. I'm far too much of a literalist to get very far with this one, but hope others enjoy the challenge.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 06:42 AM

1. cool

I'm a total Hemingway fan, never seen this before. There's also a link at the end with the breakdown of the meaning of the letter.
Thanks! Def. bookmarked!

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:55 AM

3. Glad you're enjoying it!

I'm going to tinker with it a while before looking at the result.

I just discovered that web site and there's lots of neat free stuff there including free audio books, lectures and many old movies, including.....
A Farewell to Arms - Free - Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)


Audio books (examples)...
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms (1948 radio drama) - YouTube
Hemingway, Ernest - Ernest Hemingway Reads Ernest Hemingway - Free Stream
Hemingway, Ernest - Homage to Switzerland (read by Julian Barnes) - Free MP3
Hemingway, Ernest - "In Harry's Bar in Venice" (a short story read by Hemingway: .au format, .gsm format, .ra format)
Hemingway, Ernest - "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (read by Charleston Heston) - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4


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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 06:45 AM

2. This is so cool!

Thank you.

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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:37 AM

4. This is very cool!

Thanks so much for sharing! Now I know what I'll be doing in my free time this weeken, lol

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