Archive - July 6, 2011

Ernest Hemingway and The PCV

Ernest Hemingway and The PCV

What Peace Corps Volunteer (before he was a PCV) met Hemingway in Spain when Ernie was writing The Dangerous Summer, the story of the rivalry of two great bullfighters–Luis-Miguel Dominguin and Antonio Ordonez? That summer in Spain this young man approached Hemingway at one of the writer’s lengthy luncheon and asked him how to ‘become’ a writer. There is actually a photograph of the encounter, (it appeared, I think, in the old LIFE magazine) taken from a second-story balcony. It is a photo looking down on Hemingway at a long table of friends of the writer, and the young guy who would, in a few years, become a Peace Corps Volunteer. Who is this PCV? Some hints: 1) He was a PCV in the 1960s; 2) A PCV in Latin America; 3) He later became a magazine writer; 4) He has a brother who was a PCV and CD for the Peace Corps; 5) He wrote a wonderful book about . . .

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