Hemingway on Broadway

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Hemingway on Broadway

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September 22:Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms opened on Broadway on this day in 1930, adapted by Laurence Stallings. The play closed after three weeks, but it gave the 1929...
The It Girl

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The It Girl

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September 21: Elinor Glyn, regarded as a pioneer in mainstream romance fiction, died on this day in 1943. Glyn’s steamy novels pushed the sexual barriers as far as they might go in the...
Theroux’s Rail Odyssey

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Theroux’s Rail Odyssey

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September 19: On this day in 1973 Paul Theroux departed on the 15:30 from London's Victoria Station for Paris, the Orient Express, and the twenty-nine other trains that would take...
Troublesome Kindness

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Troublesome Kindness

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September 18: Samuel Johnson was born on this day in 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The annual birthday celebrations in Johnson's hometown will be especially festive in this...
Ralph and Walt

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Ralph and Walt

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September 17: In his autobiographical Specimen Days, Walt Whitman notes that he visited Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Alcotts and others in Concord on this day in 1881. Whitman toured...
A Temporary Crown

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A Temporary Crown

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September 16: This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "novel about flappers for philosophers," was accepted for publication on this day in 1919. The acceptance date is regarded...
"A land more kind than home"

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"A land more kind than home"

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September 15: Thomas Wolfe died on this day in 1938, several weeks before his thirty-eighth birthday -- his novel You Can’t Go Home Again was published on September 18, 1940. The...