A reading and conversation with Mark Cirino, Author of Hidden Hemingway, with Stephen G. Brown.
Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park is part time capsule, part biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author. This hardcover coffee table book features never-before-seen items such as family photos, teenage diaries, bullfighting tickets, love letters — even a dental x-ray. Hidden Hemingway is a chance for a new generation to discover a literary genius and for fans to see him as more than just the larger-than-life myth he created for himself.
Mark Cirino received his PhD at the Graduate Center-CUNY. He is the co-editor of Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory and is the author of Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action. He serves as the General Editor for Kent State University Press’s ‘Reading Hemingway’ series, for which he wrote the 2016 volume on Across the River and into the Trees.
Stephen Gilbert Brown is the author of three scholarly books, each of which has met with critical acclaim. Words in the Wilderness, which narrates his experience teaching on an Athabasca reservation in Alaska, won the prestigious W. Ross Winterowd Award, and was based on his award-winning dissertation. His ground-breaking work of literary criticism on Proust, The Gardens of Desire: Marcel Proust and The Fugitive Sublime, in which he develops a post-Freudian/Grammatological reading, drew accolades from the Times Literary Supplement (London). His most recent book, Socrates and Freire: Ancient Rhetoric/Radical Praxis, was called a “tour de force” by the Victor Villenueva. He has published numerous articles on Proust, Hemingway, and Rhetoric/Composition in prestigious journals including “The Father of the Forest: Identity Formation and Hemingway’s Naturalist Calling.”. It and “The Forest of Four Wounds: Hemingway and the Sawyer’s Daughter” comprise two chapters of his book, Hemingway: In the Garden of The Uncanny, which selectively looks at the relationship between trauma and the creative urge in Hemingway’s life and art (in progress).