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A Moveable Read: Hemingway in the 21st Century, Part 6: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

  • Oak Park Main Public Library Veterans Room 834 Lake Street Oak Park, IL, 60301 United States (map)

A Moveable Read: Hemingway in the 21st Century

This six-part discussion series is based on the book, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories”, by Ernest Hemingway featuring guest speakers discussing specific short stories and interrelated topics of today. A craft talk will take place at the end of each discussion.

6:30-7:00 pm            Wine/Beverage Service

7:00-8:00pm             Story Discussion with guest speakers

8:00-8:30pm             Craft Talk

Part Six: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

Among the most famous of Hemingway’s short stories, "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" is also a gateway into the relationship between Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. This conversation will focus on the ways in which Hemingway used his “friend” as a muse, how he viewed his contemporary, and the ways in which their friendship and rivalry manifested in some of the most enduring works of 20th century American literature.

Facilitator: Vincent Francone, Professor of English, Roosevelt University

Paul Noble, OPRF English Dept

Please note a craft talk will follow the presentation

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