Ernest Hemingway is the type of writer, renowned almost as much for his lifestyle as his work, who inspires a strange array of responses from nearly everyone. You might not like the guy, but it’s difficult to not form an opinion.

PEN Lifetime Achievement Award winner Clancy Sigal thinks you should look past whatever prejudices you may harbor for the writer that everybody called Papa. He’s written a book called Hemingway Lives! that urges us to celebrate Hemingway’s “passionate and unapologetic political partisanship, his stunningly concise, no-frills writing style, and an attitude to sex and sexuality much more nuanced than he is traditionally credited with.”

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