Strand magazine, a modern literary quarterly, the modern version of the late 19th century publication of the same name, has pulled off a recent literary coup. In its current issue, Strand has published a previously unpublished short story by Ernest Hemingway. And, Strand did it by the book.
The Times reported, “...While the short story had never been released to the reading public, it was not entirely unknown. The manuscript — 15 pages written in pencil — has been stored for decades in the permanent Hemingway collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Hemingway scholars have studied and written about “A Room on the Garden Side” and the four other works in the series, including “Black Ass at the Crossroads,” the only other story that had been published.
“About a year ago, Mr. Gulli said, he asked the Hemingway estate for permission to print the story in The Strand Magazine, which mostly publishes new mystery stories but also unpublished pieces by well-known writers. In November, it published an uncovered short story by Raymond Chandler, best known for his gritty detective tales.
“It would be easy to create a small collection of unpublished works and sell a ton of copies, but they’ve been so successful with the Hemingway brand by selectively knowing when and how to publish these little gems,” Mr. Gulli said, referring to the administrators of the estate.
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From PBS. In August 1944, Paris was liberated from Nazi occupiers, and embedded with the soldiers was a giant of American literature. More than a decade later, Ernest Hemingway captured the mood and the moment in a short story that bears the hallmarks of his classic works. Now "A Room on the Garden Side" has been published for the first time by Strand Magazine. Jeffrey Brown reports. Click here.