The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: Best of Bad Hemingway, the

Best of Bad Hemingway, the (1989) [Anthology]
by Peter Applebome Greg Aumapu Fred D. Baldwin Gordon Carlson Raymond Chandler Diana Curtain Dave Curtain Philip Daughtry Robert B. Day Dave Eskes Lee Ewing F. Scott Fitzgerald William D. Frank Wolcott Gibbs Steven Goldleaf Daniel Hardy Henry Hetherington Jay Jennings Corinne Latta Richard D. Lynde Maryann Martone M.R. Montgomery Brian Neilson George Plimpton Robert H. Robinson Mark A. Sherouse Mark Silber Cornelia Otis Skinner Patricia Traxler Walter N. Trenerry Ellis Weiner E.B. White Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

Eleven years ago, Harry's Bar & American Grill organized the annual Imitation Hemingway Competition. The rules were simple: sound like Hemingway and be funny. The response was phenomenal. Each year, thousands of entrants hunched over typewriters and knocked off pages of fake Papa, parodying this century's most famous/infamous prose style. The results were good. And they were true. Now the best of the good true Imitation Hemingway have been gathered here in a collection that will win knowing (and smiling) approval from all aficionados of the manly art practiced by the writer whom Norman Mailer once called "The Champ." Truly, though, anyone even slightly familiar with Hemingway's work - which is to say just about anyone sho knows how to read - will appreciate what's going on here as Papa is gored by his own bull.

In some forty-five parodies, the true sentences are set loose to run all over the Hemingway hills of prose like white elephants (so to speak), ignoring commas and tripping over lots of "ands." Alongside the best of the Harry's Bar competition, a "Trophy Room" section has been added that includes great Papa parodies from the past by F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. B. White, George Plimpton, Raymond Chandler, Wolcott Gibbs, and others.

Contents:
Across the Street and into Harry's
- "The Crullers" by Corinne Latta
- "The Snooze of Kilimanjaro" by Mark Silber
- "Elena. Come here, my little gerbil..." by Patricia Traxler
- "In the Late Summer of That Year We Lived in Condo" by Peter Applebome
- "Jose Was a Man of Size" by William D. Frank
- "Women with Men" by Greg Aumapu
- "In Another Contra" by Dave Curtin and Diana Curtin
- "Arriba y Abajo" by Walter N. Trenerry
- "Into the River and Up to Your Knees" by Philip Daughtry
- "It Was Now Morning and He Was in the Bathroom Shaving" by Gordon Carlson
- "The Question Hung in the Air" by Lee Ewing
- "The Old Man and the Seal" by Mark Silber
- "In the Late Summer of That Year the Dressers and the Drapers" by Brian Neilson
- "She Is Truly One of Magnificent Spirit" by Dave Eskes
- "The Grunion Still Ran in Santa Monica" by M. R. Montgomery
- "A Clean Well-Sighted Ace" by Jay Jennings
- "The Last Good Martini" by Daniel Hardy
- "Chapter 7" by Robert B. Day
- "A Lean Well-Tightened Space" by Fred D. Baldwin
- "The Market Also Rises" by Mark A Sherouse
- "There Are No Trout in the Martinis" by Robert H. Robinson
- "A Farewell to Arms (and Legs and Feet and Neck...)" by Maryann Martone
- "Out of the Pool and into the Sunlight" by Richard D. Lynde
- "The Man Lay on the Roof of the Condominium" by Paula Van Gelder
- "He Was Happy That Nature Was Redundant" by Hannah Simpson
- "The Old Man in the Yard" by Gloria Golec Merbitz
- "A Clean Well-Lighted Race" by Stuart J. Silverman
- "A Farewell to Lunch" by Chris Tucker
- "Rest in the Afternoon" by Richard S. Simons
- "A Short, Happy Hike" by John M. Wilson
- "Hills like White Heffalumps" by Chris McCarthy
- "The Old Man Wrote Very Well" by WIlliam Ruehlmann
- "Harry's Bar & American Grill Is a Clean Well-Lighted Place" by Chet Seymour
- "You Know How It Is" by Lois Baker
- "The Only Good Spaniard" by Marcus Webb
- "Only More So" by Steven Spivak
- "It Had Been a Good Winter" by Pat Oen
- "Dinner for One" by Martin Russell
- "To Knot and to Not Knot" by Peg Libertus
- "The Snow Spiraled Down like Dandruff" by Norman Lessing
- "The Old Man and the Roach" by Jim Higgins
- "In Paris Then You Could Walk Down the Rue de Cassarole" by Charles Lansdown
- "Well I Suppose I Have It Coming to Me" by John Geirland
- "The Garden Needs Weedin' " by Gayle Briscoe
- "Across the Mall and into the White House" by Daniel R. White
The Trophy Room
- "Across the Street and into the Grill" by E. B. White
- "From Whom the Gong Sounds" by Cornelia Otis Skinner
- "The Snows of Studiofiftyfour" by George Plimpton
- "We Were in a Back-House in Juan-les-Pins" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- "Beer in the Sergeant-Major's Hat (Or,The Sun Also Sneezes)" by Raymond Chandler
- "Over the River anf through the Woods" by Ellis Weiner
- "Death in the Rumble Seat" by Wolcott Gibbs
- "The Nose of Killer Mangiaro" by Steven Goldleaf
- "Jack Sprat" by Henry Hetherington

Original title: The Best of Bad Hemingway: Choice Entries from the Harry's Bar and American Grill Imitation Hemingway Competition
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorParody


No members of this anthology were found in our database.

Edition #1: The Best of Bad Hemingway Vol 2: More Choice Entries from the Harry's Bar & American Grill Imitation Hemingway Competition

The Best of Bad Hemingway Vol 2: More Choice Entries from the Harry's Bar & American Grill Imitation Hemingway Competition (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!


Manifested in:
cover

The Best of Bad Hemingway Vol 1: More Choice Entries from the Harry's Bar & American Grill Imitation Hemingway Competition (October 1991)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Diego, CA
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
ISBN: 9780156118668
Dimensions: 4.7 x 7 x 0.5 in
Pages: 126

Add to my library

Edition #2: The Best of Bad Hemingway Vol 1: Choice Entries from the Harry's Bar & American Grill Imitation Hemingway Competition

The Best of Bad Hemingway Vol 1: Choice Entries from the Harry's Bar & American Grill Imitation Hemingway Competition (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!


Manifested in:

The Best of Bad Hemingway Vol 1: Choice Entries from the Harry's Bar & American Grill Imitation Hemingway Competition (April 1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Diego, CA
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
ISBN: 9780156118613
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.2 x 0.5
Pages: 192

Add to my library



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use