Young Ernest Hemingway

A story written by a young Ernest Hemingway and rejected in 1924 by Vanity Fair is still in the news.

Harper’s Magazine has been picked to publish Pappa’s “My Life in the Bull Ring With Donald Ogden,” in an upcoming issue, despite a reported recent request to have it published in….Vanity Fair.

Hemingway submitted the story at age 25 to Vanity Fair, but Frank Crownshield, editor at the time , responded, “With our regret . . . we cannot use it, clever and amusing as it undoubtedly is.”

Hemingway’s son Patrick commented,: “I’m not a great fan of Vanity Fair. It’s a sort of luxury thinker’s magazine, for people who get their satisfaction out of driving a Jaguar instead of a Mini.”

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