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Hemingway, Ernest
PART TWO OF THE SOUL OF SPAIN [WITH:] THE LADY POETS WITH FOOTNOTES. [FRANKFURT: 1924]
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Hemingway, Ernest
PART TWO OF THE SOUL OF SPAIN [WITH:] THE LADY POETS WITH FOOTNOTES. [FRANKFURT: 1924]
Estimate
4,0006,000
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The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III)

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Hemingway, Ernest
PART TWO OF THE SOUL OF SPAIN [WITH:] THE LADY POETS WITH FOOTNOTES. [FRANKFURT: 1924]
2 pages of printed proofs, (9 1/2 x 11 ins.; 270 x 230 mm). One with illustration after Matisse; author's ink presentations slightly faded.  Matted and framed with a photographic portrait of Hemingway.
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Catalogue Note

inscribed page proofs of hemingway's controversial poems for the German literary journal Der Querschnitt.

At the top of the first work, a prose poem account of bullfighting and nightlife in Spain ("there is no night life in Spain ... nightlife is when you wake up with a hangover in the morning") Hemingway has inscribed: "For Estelle Very useful guidebook to the Peninsula Ernest Hemingway."

The second is inscribed from "Dr Von Hemingstein" and includes pithy descriptions of six female poets with further footnotes ("College nymphomaniac" and "Favorite of State University male virgins. Wonderful on unrequited love").

 Der Querschnitt (The Cross Section) was founded in 1920 and its Paris editor purchased five of Hemingway's poems to be published in 1924. The following year they published his classic short story "The Undefeated."

In Green Hills of Africa Hemingway recounts Kandinsky asking if he is the same Hemingway whose "rather obscene" poems he had recently read in Der Querschnitt.

The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III)

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New York