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.
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