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April 11, 2013



"Apartment in Athens" survives well - the houseguest's suicide succeeds as sad, not as just - and suggests that literature was a refuge from the phoniness deplored by some contemporaries. Alas, Hemingway simply enjoyed deploring a lot of people, and this figures inextricably in his literature, marring it, from "To Have and Have Not" to "The Sun Also Rises."

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