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Hemingway Unbound?

One day in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway collected all of his short story manuscripts -- many polished and re-polished to perfection -- in a suitcase and set out to make his mark as an author by having them published in a marvelous single volume. The book, unfortunately, was never issued.

The problem? Hemingway lost the suitcase!

[Hemingway's friend and fellow scribe Ezra Pound called the mishap a stroke of good fortune: When he rewrote the stories, Pound explained, he would forget the weak parts and only the best material would reappear. Imbued with a sense of renewed optimism, Hemingway did indeed rewrite many of the lost stories.]

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