Keeten: Did Hemingway have to slug me? Stein: Fetching, people such as yourself, to appear before this tribunal seems to e this one thing that Hemingway does enjoy about serving on the panel.Hemingway gave a short bark of a laugh.
Gin fumes teared up my eyes.Keeten: Miss Stein I need a new counsellor.
Keeten: Was something I said humorous? Stein: In thi short time that Mr. Vidal has joined us he has been requested many times, but unfortunately no one has been before us that actually considered him to be their favorite writer.
Fitzgerald over me what a joke that is.Keeten: I think your work is swell Hemingway and Miss Bronte, I never loved Villette.Stein: Okay, okay Mr. Keeten enough with the flattering.
Keeten: I just finished reading Northanger Abbey.Stein: Yes we know.
Isn ’ t it time for a drink? Stein: Why not? Djuna Barnes walked out with a silver tray filled with shots of gin and as the glass clinked on the table in front of me Fitzgerald sprang up like a jack in he box with his hand out, fingers none too steady, reaching for a glass.
The gin hit my stomach like a mariachi band.As Barnes walked back by me after serving the judges, looked in the prime of life like all the judges, although that was up for debate with Stein, I aid you are prettier than your pictures.
In fact I intend to write very ositive review about Northanger Abbey.Stein: The writer in question is not obligated to attend the proceedings, but we will express your regret for your behavior to her.
Keeten: Yes ma ’ am.Stein: Anything further to add Miss Bronte.Bronte: I think he is ind of andsome.
Mr. Hemingway? Hemingway: Do I get to send him back? Stein:* Sigh* yes Mr. Hemingway please do so.Hemingway walked across the room towards me.
he Lovely Jane AustenThe heroine of his trilog, Miss Catherine Morland, was a reader of gothic literature.
Yes she is silly, and jus because of her Gothic view of world, I liked Catherine ... a lot.
I wan the plot of he ovel coul have allowed more of Henry Tilney as he certainly seemed like a an, a reader of novels, who I migh have enjoyed taking a long walk with to discuss literature, life, and som things nice.
There is subtle comedy throughout this short novel and even when our heroine is unhappy I didn ’ t feel distressed, for how could the world deny Catherine her happy ending?