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Ernest Hemingway to Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas from Pamplona, Spain, July 13, 1924. Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, and Cambridge University Press

Browsings — October 25, 2013, 8:05 am

“My Life in the Bull Ring with Donald Ogden Stewart”

The original text of Ernest Hemingway’s submission to Vanity Fair, with his cover letter and an introduction by the editor of a new collection of his letters

Ernest Hemingway in the bullring in Madrid, 1923.

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