Subject: The Son Also Rose
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Fri July 2, 1999 at 4:04PM

The Son Also Rose


On this day in nineteen hundred and sixty-one
Ernest Miller Hemingway killed himself with a gun
Ending a life spent writing some of literature's best
Just seven years after winning the Nobel Prize, yet

And nine years after winning the Pulitzer for his novella
The Old Man and the Sea was this very best best-seller The Old Man and the Sea was this very best seller
But after receiving these two highest literature awards
Hemingway neither wrote nor published anything more ...

Retiring from his writing life and from the literature scene
Becoming somewhat of a recluse until that dark scene
One of the most imaginative writers there's ever been
Took his talent and his awareness of life into another dream ...

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
11:47am Friday, July 2nd, 1999

The Works of Hemingway:

1923 - Three Stories and 10 Poems
1924 - In Our Time
1926 - The Sun Also Rises
1927 - Men Without Women
1929 - A Farewell to Arms
1932 - Death in the Afternoon (NF)
1933 - Winner Take Nothing
1935 - Green Hills of Africa (NF)
1937 - To Have and Have Not
1938 - The Fifth Column (play)
1940 - For Whom the Bell Tolls
1942 Men At War: The Best Short Stories of All Time
1950 - Across the River and Into the Trees
1952 - The Old Man and the Sea
1960 - Collected Poems

since his death:
1964 - A Moveable Feast (NF)
1967 - Byline: Ernest Hemingway (NF)
1970 - Cub Reporter: Kansas City Star Stories (NF)
1970 - Islands in the Stream
1986 - The Garden of Eden (unfinished)

Birthdays Today:

Brock Peters's 72nd
Imelda Marcos's 70th
Ahmad Jamal's 69th
Polly Holliday's 62nd
John Sununu's 60th
Ron Silver's 53rd
Luci Baines Johnson's 52nd
Saul Rubinek's 51st
Roy Bittan's 50th
Cheryl Ladd's 48th
Jerry Hall's 43rd
Jimmy McNichol's 38th
Dave Parsons' 34th
Yancy Butler's 29th