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Hemingway's 'Last Good Country': Northern Michigan as he knew it

By John Cohassey

Published: 7/7/2010

Types: Arts, Literature, Books

It's great northern air. Absolutely the best trout fishing in the country. No exaggeration. Fine country. Good color, good northern atmosphere, absolute freedom, no summer resort stuff and lots of paintable stuff. —Ernest Hemingway to his friend Jim Gamble, 1919 For Ernest Hemingway, nort...[MORE]

Winter of his discontent : Before On the Road, Jack Kerouac drank, wrote, loved and lost in Detroit

By John Cohassey

Published: 1/20/2010

Types: Arts, Literature, Books

In 1944 "a very strange screw of events began to turn," Jack Kerouac later reflected about the life-changing paths among rebellious writer friends. That year, Kerouac lived briefly with his first wife, Detroit-born Frankie Edie Parker. While in New York, Edie's network of friends helped to...[MORE]