Hemingway mixes some drinks
“Who wants a Papa Doble? Papa Doble: two and a half jiggers Bacardi white-label rum, juice of two limes, half a grapefruit, plus six drops of maraschino, pour the whole mess with shaved ice in an electric mixer and you’re ready to rumba. I invented the damn drink and I hold the house record in drinkin’ ‘em: seventeen.” —Fake Hemingway to fake Gellhorn et al., Hemingway...
Dickens covers a beheading
Received giddily by mail today: A Treasury of Great Reporting: “Literature Under Pressure” from the Sixteenth Century to Our Own Time, by Louis L. Snyder and Richard B. Morris There’s work in here by London, Twain, Greeley, Hugo, Liebling, Hersey, Pyle, Hemingway, Winchell — and hey, a woman! West! — and it’s so big and heavy it’ll someday need its own...