Poetry, Prose, and Politics
Recounts the 1962 Nobel Prize dinner at the White House, honoring artists, scientists, and others, including Hemingway. In describing Mary Hemingway and other guests seated at the president's table, Esposito sums up the era's cultural, social, and political currents. Covers Kennedy's and Hemingway's shared admiration of each other's work, Kennedy's intervention on Mary's behalf to collect her late husband's papers in Cuba, and Mary's uncomfortable conversation with the president regarding his Cuban policy.
Dinner in Camelot: The Night America's Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House