A previously unpublished story by Ernest Hemingway will be released in the October issue of Harper’s Magazine.
The story, titled “My Life in the Bull Ring with David Ogden Stewart,” is believed to have been written in 1924 and was found in letters of Stewart’s. The text is reportedly based on a bull fight in which Stewart participated.
Apparently Stewart wasn’t impressed by the story at first – according to NPR, he wrote in his autobiography, “When [Hemingway] had sent me a 'funny' piece about myself to submit to Vanity Fair, I had decided that written humor was not his dish and had done nothing about it.” However, one way or another it ended up at Vanity Fair, but the magazine rejected it.
When the magazine heard about the discovered story, staff asked if they could publish “Bull Ring,” but Hemingway’s estate went with Harper’s instead.
Other works by the author published after his death include the novels “The Garden of Eden” and “Islands in the Stream” as well as the work “True at First Light,” which combines fiction with elements of memoir.
Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 for his novel “The Old Man and the Sea” and secured the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He is also remembered for his works “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “The Sun Also Rises,” which was his first novel, and “A Farewell to Arms.”