A.E. Hotchner is the author of many books and plays, including Papa Hemingway, The Man Who Lives at the Ritz, Read More»
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The Moth is one of my recent additions to my favorite podcast list. Real people telling the "stories" of real experiences. They're not merely nonfiction stories, but nonfiction stories well-told.
A great resource for anyone teaching autobiographical incident writing or trying to get the idea of "show don't tell" across.
This particular story caught my ear in that it happened to be about an encounter with Hemingway.
By the way, I'm not certain how Hemingway stands in school literary reading curricula these days. I suspect that there are those who may be moving him to the back of the line based upon his interest in "manly" issues in a time of scrutiny regarding gender stereotypes.
Personally, he's not exacly on my "A-list" of authors I really enjoy, but he certainly isn't near falling off my list of authors I enjoy either.
This story is about bull fighting, but NOT about the violence of bull fighting. It's actually pretty laugh-packed and well worth listening to regardless of one's opinon about bull fighting, though it would be a very good idea to listen to the very end before assuming that you might want to share it with students.
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