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    A 1933 ALS from Hemingway to Arnold Gingrich, Signed Three Times, Discussing a Story for the Autumn Issue of Esquire

    Ernest Hemingway. Autograph Letter Signed "Ernest Hemingway." Three and one-quarter pages, plain paper, 8.5 x 11 inches, August 1, 1933, to Arnold Gingrich.

    Here, Hemingway writes to the founder and editor of Esquire magazine, concerning Hemingway's article titled "Marlin Off the Morro: A Cuban Letter," published in the Autumn 1933 issue of the magazine. On the first page, Hemingway writes that he has enclosed the corrected typescript and goes on to discuss the title of the piece, in the process actually signing his name twice on the page when referring to himself in the third person. On the second page, Hemingway discusses his preferred way to reference his past works, mentioning A Farewell to Arms and Death in the Afternoon and asking Gingrich to "not put names of books I have written in the headlines." Further, Hemingway pleads with Gingrich to "please never tell anyone what I write these pieces for you for - writers get paid by a certain category - ie what they can get - it is a racket controlled by supply and demand..." Hemingway continues, and writes that his article for Esquire is intended "to give valuable information for sportsmen that has been acquired at considerable expense and much time rather than semi-literary training." He closes the letter, "Good luck - Ernest Hemingway."

    One horizontal fold. Light wear and a few tiny chips to edges. One top corner of pages 3-4 chipped away, with remnant present. A wonderful letter with valuable literary-business content, in very good condition, with three examples of Hemingway's full signature.

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