“There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.” – Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Hemingway is arguably one of the greatest novelists and short-story writers of all time and his Nobel Prize for Literature (1954) certainly supports this assertion. That said the aforementioned quotation really requires additional explanation and context to be appreciated. I consider myself a fairly well-versed Hemingway enthusiast but I do not recall reading this line in the works I’ve read. I would be grateful for any additional information about the origin of this quote.
- Ernest Hemmingway Nobel Prize speech (gointothestory.blcklst.com)
- Listen: Hemingway’s Short, Moving Nobel Prize Speech (wired.com)
- “Can we ever really know Ernest Hemingway?” (salon.com)
- Nobel Prize for Literature: the good, the bad and the British (telegraph.co.uk)
- Papa Exposed (thedailybeast.com)