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Hemingway [[strikethrough]] and [[/strikethrough]]] an ignorant, superficial novelist whose characters did not ring very true although "Death in the Afternoon" and a rather charming sketch called "Fiesta" showed some genuine feeling but this last book is incredible. Can you imagine an American Colonel who we are asked to believe is so enamoured of Italy & its inhabitants that he sucks up in a most undignified manner to all the waiters & etc that
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