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Rare Ernest Hemingway Works Go To University Of South Carolina

28 September 2012

From The Huffington Post:

A love of Ernest Hemingway’s writing and the thrill of tracking down his many works led a Mississippi physician to amass a huge literary collection and donate it to the University of South Carolina so students and scholars could share it, the doctor said Tuesday.

“It’s like an Easter egg hunt. You just don’t know what’s going to pop up,” Edgar Grissom said as he described his 50-year effort to compile all of Hemingway’s English-language publications.

“I have the most complete collection of his primary works in existence,” said Grissom. “There’s no equal to it.”

The 70-year-old Grissom was joined by his wife Julie, 46, at a special showing of the collection in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collection Library on USC’s Columbia campus. Dozens of books in their original dust jackets, along with pamphlets, magazines, proofs and papers are on display in glass-covered cases.

Teachers will be able to access the collection to help students better understand Hemingway’s creative writing process, university officials said.

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One Comments to “Rare Ernest Hemingway Works Go To University Of South Carolina”

  1. When he tracks down Hemingway’s lost suitcase of manuscripts, Dr. Grissom’s lifelong Easter egg hunt will be complete 🙂


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