Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

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Runs approx 8 minutes On this segment of HarperAudio!, we hear Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) giving his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature, recorded by a Havana, Cuba radio station in 1954. It is followed by a speech Hemingway gave to introduce a production of his play "The Fifth Column." The play is set in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, where Hemingway served as a war correspondent. In both these excerpts, Hemingway displays in speech the economy of style and almost staccato structure that made him one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century.

Ernest Hemingway by ~Arrowfire on deviantART

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