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Near-death in the Afternoon

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By Ernest Hemingway, from “My Life in the Bull Ring with Donald Ogden Stewart,” submitted in 1924 to Frank Crowninshield, editor of Vanity Fair, for the magazine’s Literary Hors d’Oeuvres section. Crowninshield rejected the story, “with our regret that we cannot use it, clever and amusing as it undoubtedly is.” The story is included in The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 2, 1923–1925, edited by Sandra Spanier, Albert J. DeFazio III, and Robert W. Trogden, out this month from Cambridge University Press.

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