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Stories by Peter Griffin

Peter Griffin, author of two books on Hemingway, on his love of the author

Along with Youth: Hemingway, the Early Years and Less Than a Treason: Hemingway in Paris.

I’d be up until three or four o’clock in the morning, when I first started reading Hemingway, jumping up, saying, ‘Mom, listen to this, isn’t this something, isn’t it unbelievable?’ I’d shake her, and she’d wake up.

Sightless in Loma Portal

Blind among enemies

I felt crazy asking for directions to her house. Over the phone, Lee began, “Get on 8 west, at the Sports Arena exit you make a left, then when you get to West Point Loma ...

The tortured life of our duck

The least of these

It looked like the fossil of a dinosaur, there on the CAT scan film. The veterinarian, Dr. Marjorie McMillan, pointed her index finger, the nail clipped, unpolished, toward the skull. “There and there,” she said. ...

Nicer than a dance club —Fats Billiards

You against the table

When I was a kid growing up in the late ’50s, there was a push to make pool a family game. I remember ads showing “Mom” — permed blond, high heels, and in a chemise ...

A New Bedford kid becomes man during Calif. summer vacation


Can you imagine somewhere you’ve been? I mean, in person, actually been. That all depends — on what you call imagination, and how you want it to work for you. I was in Southern California ...

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