Posted at 9:35 pm , on June 24, 2014
I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
#Thedaguerreotype /dəˈɡɛrɵtaɪp/ (French: daguerréotype) process (also called daguerreotypy), discovered by 1837
Posted at 3:51 am , on June 24, 2014
Hemingway’s Lost Luggage
Many of us have experienced the inconvenience of losing our luggage while traveling. Usually, most items lost in these travel mix-ups are easily replaceable. Ernest Hemingway was not so fortunate when his life’s work disappeared from the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris. Francis Wahlgren of Christie’s explains the details of this great literary mystery: when Hemingway was living in Paris with his first wife Hadley, his writing was flourishing, unlike later on in his life when depression caused him to struggle. To make money early on in his career, Hemingway worked as a journalist for the Toronto Star and various magazines. Once, when Hemingway was in Switzerland, Hadley planned to surprise him with a visit. She decided to bring along his writing so that he could work on it. So Hadley gathered carbons, original typescripts, handwritten manuscripts — everything Hemingway had ever written — and left for Switzerland. In the Gare de Lyon train station, she handed her bags to the porter, including the valise containing her husband’s writing. She boarded the train, entered her cabin, and discovered that the valise was missing. It was never recovered. The most difficult loss for Hemingway was a fragment of his novel A Farewell to Arms. All but two short stories were lost, and though he tried to reconstruct many of them later on from memory, the knowledge of what was going on early on in Hemingway’s writing is what scholars are missing. Francis explains that the manuscripts would be easily recognized by anyone in the book world, because of Hemingway’s distinctive left-hand handwriting. Francis estimates the value of the valise would be around $3 to 4 million if found. While no one would ordinarily pay that much money to recover just any old lost bags, this very special luggage would certainly be worth recovering! http://www.pbs.org