A batch of news stories by Ernest Hemingway, lost for 70 years, will appear in Sunday's Toronto Star after editors found them in the paper's archives.
The Star, where Hemingway worked as a reporter from 1920 to 1923 before he gained worldwide literary fame, will publish 13 obscure Hemingway stories in a special supplement."It's a potpourri of stories," Toronto Star Managing Editor Mike Pieri said Friday.
The stories include a report of a hunt through a Toronto swamp for a Canadian gangster, a canoe trip and a color story on then heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey.
They were written exclusively for the paper but had never been discovered by the scores of Hemingway scholars who have dug through the author's life works, Pieri said.
Pieri, who is editing the stories, said the reports were unusually routine for Hemingway, a globe-trotting correspondent who reported for the paper from France, Italy and Middle East.
"The Star didn't like prima donnas," Pieri said. "Reporters that were built into superstars could be broken just as easily. We removed his byline and gave him run-of-the-mill stuff."
Scholars who have sought out Hemingway's writings since his death in 1961 had previously missed the Toronto Star stories, possibly because they were written under the pen names of John Hadley or Peter Jackson, or carried no byline at all.