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    Ernest Hemingway, "I disavow any responsibility...", Advance Press Sheets for Part II of Story Written for Look Magazine, April 1954. Eight pages with two-page editor's note, 10.5" x 13.25", accompanied by note on Look letterhead, 3.75" x 6", from publisher Vernon C. Myers, April 12, 1954, in gray folder with black lettering and red "Advance Press Sheets" stamp. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) wrote this special story for Look magazine after barely surviving two serious plane crashes while on safari in Africa in 1953. In fact, Hemingway was injured so gravely both times that many newspapers published his obituary after each crash. The author's descriptions of his dreams while suffering through a concussion include a meeting with Senator Joseph McCarthy, an unconscious event which Hemingway blames on the damaged condition of his brain. He writes in part: "I wished that Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin had been with us at the crash of both aircraft. ...I wondered if without his senatorial immunity he would be vulnerable to various beasts with whom we had been keeping company. This thought held my disordered mind...I must confess with a certain degree of enjoyment. Then...I wondered if anything was wrong with Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin which a .577 solid would not cure." A fine example of Hemingway's writing in his later years, the article is a bold document of the times in which it was written. The press sheets are in very fine condition; the Look note is very good with a paper-clip mark and one fold; the folder is near fine with a paper-clip mark and some minor creases at the edges.

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