Sparring with Hemingway
Reminisces over his time spent in Key West and Cuba trying to stay out of the irascible Hemingway’s path. Details their uncomfortable introduction through mutual friend Toby Bruce and Hemingway’s jealousy over Schulberg’s authorial success and relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Admires Hemingway’s clear prose and dedication to craft. Previously published in Newsday (Sept. 1985).
Sparring with Hemingway: And Other Legends of the Fight Game