RARA-AVIS: Re: Hemingway/James Lee Burke: "open season on people"

From: Ed Lynskey (e_lynskey@yahoo.com)
Date: 20 Aug 2008

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    --- On Tue, 8/19/08, Jeff Vorzimmer <jvorzimmer@austin.rr.com> wrote:
    > Not to mention the "open season on people" line, which he attributes at > times to Hemingway, but I can't find it in any Hemingway novel or story.
    I saw and wondered about the same phrase in TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN. I just did a quick look at google books. One occurence of the phrase EH used was in EH's comment on FS Fitzgerald after he published his famous "crack up" piece in ESQUIRE. Maybe EH used it in his later fiction. Several bios. on EH mention the phrase (part of it). One example:

    "Hemingway had written him, saying that since Fitzgerald had so "shamelessly" exhibited his private life in Esquire, he felt it was open season."

    Invented Lives: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald - Page 449 by James R. Mellow. 1984. 569 pages.


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