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Story written circa 1971

I am not sure where the place was. Somewhere north-east of California. Hemingway had just finished a novel, come in from Europe or somewhere, and he was in the ring fighting somebody. There were newspapermen, critics, writers—that tribe—and also some young ladies sitting in the ringside seats...


South of No North - pg. 65 - 1973

Alternate titles or versions, draft titles

Notes of a Dirty Old Man
The Time I Knocked Out Ernest Hemingway And Was Discovered As A New Literary Giant

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