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Mickey Spillane & Ernest Hemingway

"Many writers resented Mickey Spillane because he wrote pulp unapologetically and left every other writer in the dust when it came to sales. Spillane has said that Ernest Hemingway boycotted a Florida restaurant after the owner put up a picture of Spillane. 'He thought I was a lousy writer and he didn't like the idea that I outsold him.' Spillane recalls. After Hemingway wrote a negative piece about Spillane in Blue Book Magazine, he says, he knew just how to retaliate. 'I was in Chicago doing a live TV show with a big audience and I knew the host was going to bring it up. 'Did you see the article that Hemingway wrote about you?' he asked me. I said, 'Hemingway who?'"
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