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April 22, 2009

Ernest Hemingway's grandson to speak at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—John Hemingway, grandson of Ernest Hemingway, will speak at Birmingham-Southern on April 29 in the BSC Norton Campus Center Theatre at 7 p.m. He will talk about his book “Strange Tribe: A Family Memoir,” which explores his relationship with his father, Gregory Hemingway, and sheds new light on Gregory's relationship with his famous father concluding the two were much alike.

BSC associate professor of English Fred Ashe, who has presented papers on Gregory's figurative presence in Ernest Hemingway's later fiction at the last three International Hemingway Conferences, arranged the upcoming appearance by John Hemingway. Last fall, Ashe published an article in “The Hemingway Review” titled “A Very Attractive Devil: Gregory Hemingway in Islands in the Stream.”

Gregory Hemingway, the youngest of three sons of Ernest Hemingway, was a champion rifleman, physician and compulsive transvestite.

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