Hemingway: Between Two Wars

The first ever museum exhibit devoted solely to one of America's greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway.

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Ernest Hemingway was an 18-year-old Red Cross volunteer when he was wounded by mortar fire on the Italian front during World War I. “When you go to war as a boy you have a great illusion of immortality,” he would later write. “Other people get killed; not you … Then when you are badly wounded the first time you lose that illusion and you know it can happen.”

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars is the first ever museum exhibit to devoted solely to one of America’s greatest writers. Produced in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library in Boston, The Morgan Library exhibit includes around 100 never-before-seen manuscripts, letters, photographs, drafts, and other artifacts from Hemingway’s life, with a focus on the period “between two wars,” from 1918 to the aftermath of World War II. For those unable to see the exhibit in person in New York, The Morgan Library has shared with us 20 images from the show that reflect the most impactful events in Hemingway’s life and writing.


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