recommended reading

Ernest Hemingway’s Reading List for a Young Writer  
 In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hopped trains to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway. Papa wrote him this list: 
  “The Blue Hotel” by Stephen Crane 
 “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane 
 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 
 Dubliners by James Joyce 
 The Red and the Black by Stendhal 
 Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham 
 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 
 Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann 
 Hail and Farewell by George Moore 
 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
 The Oxford Book of English Verse 
 The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings 
 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
 Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson 
 The American by Henry James 
  What happened  next is even better … ( via )

Ernest Hemingway’s Reading List for a Young Writer

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hopped trains to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway. Papa wrote him this list:

  • “The Blue Hotel” by Stephen Crane
  • “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Dubliners by James Joyce
  • The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  • Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  • Hail and Farewell by George Moore
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Oxford Book of English Verse
  • The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson
  • The American by Henry James

What happened next is even better… (via)

Recommended Reading is here!  
 I’m proud to say I helped fund the project, which is brough to you by the folks at Electric Literature. 
 They will publish one new story a week to the  Recommended Reading Tumblr blog , which will also be available as  a free download for the Kindle/iPad . 
 Here’s a little bit of background from their  About  page; 
 
  GREAT AUTHORS INSPIRE US.  But what about the stories that inspire them? Recommended Reading, a magazine by   Electric Literature  , publishes one story a week, each chosen by today’s best authors or editors. 
 Recommended Reading is released on a four week curation cycle: beginning with a story chosen by Electric Literature, followed by excerpt from an indie press, then an author recommendation, and finally a selection from a magazine’s archive. 
 Each issue includes an editor’s note written by that week’s partner, introducing you to the work and their mission. 
 In this age of distraction, we’re uncovering writing that’s worth slowing down and spending some time with. And in doing so, we’ll giving great writers, literary magazines, and independent presses the recognition (and readership) they deserve. 
 
 A fine mission statement I’m sure you’ll agree, and an equally fine product. The first story,  Watching Mysteries With My Mother by Ben Marcus  is now live. Take a look.

Recommended Reading is here!

I’m proud to say I helped fund the project, which is brough to you by the folks at Electric Literature.

They will publish one new story a week to the Recommended Reading Tumblr blog, which will also be available as a free download for the Kindle/iPad.

Here’s a little bit of background from their About page;

GREAT AUTHORS INSPIRE US. But what about the stories that inspire them? Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week, each chosen by today’s best authors or editors.

Recommended Reading is released on a four week curation cycle: beginning with a story chosen by Electric Literature, followed by excerpt from an indie press, then an author recommendation, and finally a selection from a magazine’s archive.

Each issue includes an editor’s note written by that week’s partner, introducing you to the work and their mission.

In this age of distraction, we’re uncovering writing that’s worth slowing down and spending some time with. And in doing so, we’ll giving great writers, literary magazines, and independent presses the recognition (and readership) they deserve.

A fine mission statement I’m sure you’ll agree, and an equally fine product. The first story, Watching Mysteries With My Mother by Ben Marcus is now live. Take a look.