Another Rose from the Concrete
Esta es mi gente, mi tierra, y por eso canto hoy.
Another Rose from the Concrete
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A continent ages quickly once we come. The natives live in harmony with it. But the foreigner destroys, cuts down the trees, drains the water, so that the water supply is altered, and in a short time the soil, once the sod is turned under, is cropped out, and next it starts to blow away as it has blown away in every old country and as I had seen it start to blow in Canada. The earth gets tired of being exploited.

—Ernest Hemingway, Green Hills of Africa
Today would be Ernest Hemingway’s 115th birthday. Find out more about Hemingways writing and travels, in “Hemingway’s Ecotourism: Under Kilimanjaro and the Ethics of Travel" from ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 
Image: Ernest Hemingway by By Lloyd Arnold. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
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Final sentences:
"[Outside the tent the hyena made the same strange noise that had awakened her.] But she did not hear him for the beating of her heart." — from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
"In the early morning on the lake sitting on the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die." — from “Indian Camp”
"He wrote on a while longer now and there was no sign that any of it would ever cease returning to him intact." — from The Garden of Eden
"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." — from A Farewell to Arms
[“I feel fine,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me.] I feel fine.” — from Hills Like White Elephants
"He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest." — from For Whom the Bell Tolls
[“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.“Yes,” I said.] “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”— from The Sun Also Rises
"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."— from A Moveable Feast
"The old man was dreaming about the lions."— from The Old Man and the Sea
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Final sentences:
"[Outside the tent the hyena made the same strange noise that had awakened her.] But she did not hear him for the beating of her heart." — from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
"In the early morning on the lake sitting on the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die." — from “Indian Camp”
"He wrote on a while longer now and there was no sign that any of it would ever cease returning to him intact." — from The Garden of Eden
"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." — from A Farewell to Arms
[“I feel fine,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me.] I feel fine.” — from Hills Like White Elephants
"He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest." — from For Whom the Bell Tolls
[“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.“Yes,” I said.] “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”— from The Sun Also Rises
"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."— from A Moveable Feast
"The old man was dreaming about the lions."— from The Old Man and the Sea
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John Steinbeck’s house on the upper East Side of New York was sparsely decorated—Josef Breitenbach remembers only a painting of the writer’s wife and child—when the photographer visited him there in the early forties. He remembers being welcomed cordially, but with an apology from Steinbeck that he must finish doing his laundry before the session might begin. Breitenbach, newly arrived in the U.S., had never before seen a washing machine, so Steinbeck invited him to the laundry room to see how such a thing worked. Steinbeck was followed everywhere by a pet that Breitenbach found appropriate to the writer’s simple and friendly presence: a large, scruffy sheepdog.
From the portfolio “Ten Portraits.”
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Happy 115th Birthday, Ernest Hemingway!
Author Ernest Hemingway enjoys a drink with other war correspondents on the island of Mont St. Michel, off northern France, in the summer of 1944.  Born on July 21, 1899, the author would have likely celebrated his 45th birthday a few weeks before this scene.

Excerpted from: D-Day to Germany, 1944
From the series: Motion Picture Films Relating to the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) and Commemorative Visits After the War, compiled 1944 - 1969. Collection LIEB: Jack Lieb Collection, 1944 - 1969

Taken by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb, this color home movie was donated by the Lieb family to the National Archives in 1984. You’ll see D-Day from a perspective different than the official military film or commercial newsreel. With his personal footage, Lieb takes the viewer through the preparations in England, where he spent time with war correspondents Ernie Pyle, Jack Thompson, and Larry LaSueur, to the liberation of Paris and finally into Germany. Along the way, Lieb captured his experience on 16mm Kodachrome, filming everyday people in France and the occasional celebrity, such as Edward G. Robinson or Ernest Hemingway. (Hemingway shows up around 26:45.)


Via The Unwritten Record » A Newsreel Cameraman’s View of D-Day
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