Hemingway EM and Russian Literature

Interest in the study is the theme “Hemingway and Russian literature.” It is known that the literary idol of the American writer was Leo Tolstoy. “I do not know anyone who would write about the war better than Tolstoy,” Hemingway noted, “I love War and Peace, I love the amazing, heartfelt and truthful descriptions of war and people.”

Hemingway himself became an idol for many Russian writers. One of his first connoisseurs and subtle interpreters was A. Platonov. Konstantin Simonov was also a hot... fan, who wrote: “I did not know Hemingway, but Hemingway-a man is inseparable for me from Hemingway-the writer, from his books and his heroes, or rather from those of them in which he, without hiding it, loved the same thing as in himself: strength, breadth, courage, willingness to risk his life and confidence that “there are things worse than war. Cowardice is worse, betrayal is worse, selfishness is worse “”.

Many Russian poets dedicated poems to him, in particular Robert Rozhdestvensky and Bella Akhmadulina.


Hemingway EM and Russian Literature