Sunday, August 29, 2010

Win a Trip for Four to Paris

The women's clothing company Talbots is sponsoring a contest inspired by one-time Paris resident Ernest Hemingway and his bet to colleagues that he could pen a complete story in just six words. The Tales of Denim contest challenges you to tell a tale about your favorite jeans in, you guessed it, just six words. For details and to enter, go to Talbots.com (but hurry because the deadline is Sept. 8th). For inspiration, check out Smith Magazine's wonderful Six-Word Memoir Project. And what was Hemingway's "six-word novel"  that won the bet, at least according to literary legend? "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." (Photo: Hemingway, at left, with his expat pals, upon whom he based characters in his 1926 novel, "The Sun Also Rises."  I'm not sure if this was taken in Paris or in Spain--does anyone know?) 

2 comments:

  1. I love that quote from Hemmingway. Says it all, doesn't it?

    Almost my entire wardrobe is Talbots. I'm headed over to enter as soon as I can think of my six words. That's harder than you think it is.
    Sam

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  2. Hey Julie,
    Long time...
    Photo info:
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/timeline/lostgeneration.html
    Hadley of course is the smiling woman in the middle. Lady Duff (aka Brett from The Sun Also Rises)just to Hemingway's right. Spain.
    My new book just out:
    http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Memoir-Richard-Goodman/dp/1412814928
    You have one coming out, no?
    Best, Richard

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