Ring in the season with One True Podcast! Hemingway Review editor Suzanne del Gizzo joins us on our holiday show for the second year in a row. For this episode, we discuss Hemingway’s charming 1923 article for the Toronto Daily Star, “Christmas on the Roof of the World,” his chronicle of a skiing idyll in the Swiss Alps with his wife Hadley and “Chink” Dorman-Smith.
We discuss the article’s fascinating prose style, its uncharacteristic tone, and the placement of this obscure piece in Hemingway’s career. Our conversation also considers Hemingway’s biography in the winter of 1922-23, the setting of this skiing getaway.
As a bonus, del Gizzo offers up her “one true sentence” from “"Big Two-Hearted River" to round out the episode. Also, enjoy a musical performance by University of Evansville students Kate Maue, Alyssa DeCorrevont, and Rachel Taylor.
Happy Holidays from One True Podcast!