Entertainment – Margaret Barra – Imagining Hemingway’s Marriage – The Atlantic

This is really a movie about Martha Gellhorn. To paraphrase her: here, Hemingway is the footnote to her life.

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Nicole Kidman is an eminently capable actress; she seems to lose herself elegantly in this somewhat tainted, overly dramatic portrayal. Clive Owen's acting skills have always seemed to me the equal of those of Kidman's stature, so at the movie's outset the pair seemed well matched. However, as the war goes on between them – and around them – Owen is increasingly asked to play a supporting role to hers. I see it as  the mark of a confident actor that he was able to relegate Papa Hemingway to second chair – something that never seemed to happen in real life.

Still, for Hemingway aficionados and those happy to see Gellhorn in the limelight, it's a nice piece of fictionalized literary and journalistic history. 

Hemingway & Gellhorn

via www.theatlantic.com


Terry Kay


I thought I'd highlight here a few of the U.S.'s lesser known but most respected novelists. Georgia's Terry Kay is certainly one.

I first became acquainted with Kay's "To Dance With The White Dog," which was made into a movie.

Terry Kay's novels include Taking Lottie Home, The Runaway, Shadow Song, and the now-classic To Dance with the White Dog, twice nominated for the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award, and winner of the Southeastern Library Association Book of the Year Award. Terry Kay has been married for 44 years and has four children and seven grandchildren. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

via authors.simonandschuster.com