Hemingway’s Sun Valley: Local Stories behind his Code, Characters and Crisis

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It was a cold, “windless, blue sky day” in the fall of 1939 near Silver Creek—a blue-ribbon trout stream south of Sun Valley. Ernest Hemingway flushed three mallards and got each duck with three pulls. He spent the morning working on his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls. Local hunting guide Bud Purdy attested, “You could have given him a million dollars and he wouldn’t have been any happier.” Educator Phil Huss delves into previously unpublished stories about Hemingway’s adventures in Idaho, with each chapter focusing on one principle of the author’s “Heroic Code.” Huss interweaves how both local stories and passages from the luminary’s works embody each principle. Readers will appreciate Hemingway’s affinity for Idaho and his passion for principles that all would do well to follow.
ISBN: 9781467145817
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Idaho
Images: 34
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Phil Huss graduated with a BA cum laude in English from Amherst College and an MA in English from Boston College. An English teacher for twenty-five years, Phil has spent twenty of those years teaching at Sun Valley Community School and a beloved course, “Hemingway.” Phil has published Hemingway-related articles in Sun Valley Magazine and Big Life Magazine. He is a frequent speaker and discussion leader at the annual Ernest Hemingway Seminar, held at the Community Library in Ketchum, Idaho.
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