Books: An American Storyteller

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His lifetime has brought Ernest Hemingway recognition, distinction and reward that only death and passage of time bring to many others. Hemingway is satisfied. He would not change any of his life or of his writings—anyway, "not yet." He feels now as he did some years ago, and he is willing to rest on it: "You only have to do it once to get remembered by some people. But if you can do it year after year after year quite a lot of people remember and they tell their children and their children and their grandchildren remember, and if it's books they can read them. And if it's good enough it lasts forever."

*Including TIME. Inc., 1940-45.

*Hemingway has undoubtedly taken in much more than $1,000,000 for his writing, says that he hasn't "the slightest idea" how much he has earned. For motion-picture rights alone, Hollywood has paid some $650,000, including $125,000 for The Snows of Kilimanjaro, the highest price ever paid for a short story.

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