On Our Bookshelves – Hemingway Didn’t Say That

*** BOOK: Hemingway Didn’t Say That AUTHOR: Garson O’Toole YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 REVIEW: I was tagging along with my husband to a conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, earlier this year when I wandered into the MIT Coop. I’m one of those people who can’t go by a bookstore without checking it out, and I almost always end up buying something, no matter how many unread books I have waiting for me at home. This time was no exception, and among the nerdy special interest tables, I found Hemingway Didn’t Say That , and bought it to join the other waiting books. *** I finally got around to reading it this week, and concluded that this is just the sort of book we need in these times. I am constantly finding spurious quotes on my Facebook feed, recently including some Screwtape Letters fan fiction. Also, I keep seeing this bit of writing (which was rather popular, and generally listed as “author unknown” in the 1980s) attributed to Jorge Louis Borges: A fter a while you learn the subtle difference, Between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning, And company doesn’t mean security. […]

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