Posted on 04/02/2020 at 02:50 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Hey, want to think about the past instead of the present?

The Guardian has recently posted about letters either from or linked to famous authors that are now seeing the light of day.

One is from Ernest Hemingway excoriating his British publisher for allowing language in Death in the Afternoon to be cleaned up — without his approval or input.

The chewing-out of Jonathan Cape is among the letters to be published in The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 5 (1932-1934), expected to come out this spring.

Read more about this installment of an expected seventeen-volume set here.

On a more cheerful note, we also have three letters from by Thomas Hardy’s second wife, in which she expresses joy at their marriage, grief at his death, and frustration with the pressures of fame.

Hardy is celebrated as a fiction writer, most notably for Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, and as a poet as well.

See more details from (and images of) Florence Dugdale’s writing here.

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