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Old 08-30-2017, 07:25 PM
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald & Ernest Hemingway: New Biographies Explore Great Novelists
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:23 PM
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Well, let's see. Hemingway was a psychopath. Was Fitzgerald?
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Well, let's see. Hemingway was a psychopath.
More like a narcissist.

It's probably easier to feel sympathetic with Fitzgerald. Hemingway used people without compunction. Obviously they were both gifted writers.
With Hemingway as Friend, Who Needed Enemies?
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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More like a narcissist.

It's probably easier to feel sympathetic with Fitzgerald. Hemingway used people without compunction. Obviously they were both gifted writers.
With Hemingway as Friend, Who Needed Enemies?
I agree with the narcissism, although I will add that it also takes on a misogynistic flavor in many of his books.

Fitzgerald was supposedly similarly narcissistic, and used his wife's [Zelda] diary in a lot of his work.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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Fitzgerald was supposedly similarly narcissistic, and used his wife's [Zelda] diary in a lot of his work.
I think Fitzgerald really loved Zelda, and was inspired by her, whereas Hemingway married four times and basically discarded each of his first three wives.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:35 PM
 
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More like a narcissist.

It's probably easier to feel sympathetic with Fitzgerald. Hemingway used people without compunction. Obviously they were both gifted writers.
With Hemingway as Friend, Who Needed Enemies?
Very true. He actually borrowed/stole? a car from one of my professor's family and left it somewhere remote in Spain.
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