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Then Hemingway's widow made a great deal of trouble.
She tried to stop the book on the grounds that she owned all
of these stories. Well, that's ridiculous of course. The
case was thrown out of court, but she did raise a terrible
fuss, mainly because I think she had given the rights to
somebody else to write this story. It was a man named Baker
down at Princeton, and of course this book cuts the ground
right out from under it. She says that Hotchner wasn't
telling the truth. Well, whether he was or not, it was a
pretty fascinating book.
With Hemingway, did you ever entertain him at all?
No, no--never knew him well enough. Oh, no. He was
really an acquaintance.
How about John Marquand?
Marquand again was an acquaintance--a very charming
one--but I never knew him terribly well. Incidentally,
John Marquand, Jr.'s wife, Sue Marquand, works for Random
House today--one of the most enchanting girls that ever
lived. She's a daughter of Tom Coward of Coward-McCann and
a member of the well-known Canfield family. She's very
pretty and works rather spasmodically, but when she does
she's great. Everybody loves her. She's a charming,
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