The 47 Endings to 'A Farewell to Arms'

Monday, July 23, 2012

Earlier this month, Scribner, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, released a new edition of “A Farewell to Arms” with all 47 endings Hemingway conceived. It even includes a few suggested by his friends, like F. Scott Fitzgerald, and some he scribbled down in the editing process.

We tend to think of the classics as untouched relics, but would revisiting Hemingway's artistic process prove a useful look at the iconic writer's legacy? Or is this just a ploy to sell more books? 

Sarah Churchwell has been studying Hemingway for a long time. She's a professor of American literature and public understanding of the humanities at the University of East Anglia.


Sarah Churchwell

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

This is my 47th attempt to write a comment on this segment...

I'm still not happy with it. I'll get back to you later. It takes a long time and a lot of work to sound spontaneous and off the cuff.

Jul. 23 2012 08:49 AM

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