Posted on August 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s a copy editor’s nightmare (or one of them): adding an error, rather than fixing one, in a manuscript.

And it’s not high up on an author’s wish list, either.

So a new book may be causing poor Ernest Hemingway to roll over in his grave.

The New Hemingway Studies, a collection of essays expected out this month, points out a number of typos throughout Hemingway’s oeuvre — mostly inconsequential (think “bat” in place of “hat,” when referring to shooing away bugs) but still irritating to scholars.

One of said scholars, Robert W. Trogdon, bemoans the Hemingway estate’s lack of interest in having editors clear up these issues, so that his work — like that of F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner — could be republished and done correctly.

Read more about some of these hundreds of typos in the Guardian.

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