Thursday, January 25, 2007

Hemingway's THE GARDEN OF EDEN

“Page Six,” NY Post, July 28, 2006

REVIVING PAPA
Former Paris Review Editor James Linville is writing a movie adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's "The Garden of Eden" for Berwick Street Productions, a UK indie film company. Hemingway kept that novel, a boundaries-breaking erotic drama about a young American triangle in the South of France, under lock and key, publishing it posthumously, only after all the real-life models were departed. Linville was a longtime protégé of the Review's George Plimpton, who himself was mentored by "Papa." When Plimpton visited Hemingway in '50s Havana, the older writer told him, "There are three good rules you can trust for writing. The first: Write about what you know. The second and third? No one ever remembers what they are."

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