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  • ♪ ♪ ♪ >> Stephen: HEY, WELCOME BACK,

  • EVERYBODY.

  • HE IS AN EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR WHO HAS

  • BEEN MAKING DOCUMENTARY FILMS THAT YOU KNOW AND LOVE FOR OVER

  • 40 YEARS.

  • HIS LATEST IS A THREE-PART SERIES ON ERNEST HEMINGWAY.

  • PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO "A LATE SHOW," KEN BURNS!

  • KEN, IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.

  • >> IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU, STEPHEN.

  • THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

  • >> Stephen: I WANT TO GET INTO THIS HEMINGWAY THREE-PART

  • DOCUMENTARY.

  • I HAVE SEEN THE FIRST FOUR HOURS SO FAR, AND IT'S INCREDIBLY

  • MOVING AND BEAUTIFUL AND REMINDS YOU OF WHAT A GIANT THE MAN IS

  • ON PAGE AND IN HIS OWN MIND, IN MANY WAYS.

  • >> YES.

  • >> Stephen: I'VE BEEN FASCINATED WITH HEMINGWAY FOR

  • YEARS.

  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, ON THE OLD SHOW, I TRIED TO GET TO THE

  • HEART OF HIM RIGHT HERE.

  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THIS PORTRAIT OF ME.

  • PAPA COLBERT RIGHT THERE.

  • THIS IS, OF COURSE, THIS IS SORT OF THE MYTHOLOGIZED HEMINGWAY.

  • >> YES.

  • >> Stephen: HOW-- HOW DO YOU-- HOW DO YOU GET PAST THE

  • MYTHOLOGIZED VERSION OF HIM OF THE MAN'S MAN, BIG-GAME HUNTER,

  • SPORTSMAN, WARRIOR, LOVER?

  • AND WHEN YOU GET THROUGH TO IT, IS THAT GUY STILL REALLY IN

  • THERE?

  • >> YEAH, IT'S GOOD.

  • I MEAN, HE WAS ALL OF THOSE THINGS, AND IN OUR FILM, I

  • CODIRECT WITH LYNN NOVICK, HE WAS A DEEP SEA FISHERMAN, HE WAS

  • A BIG-GAME HUNTER.

  • HE LIKED TO BRAWL AND DRINK, AND HE LOVED NATURE.

  • HE WAS A GREAT OUTDOORSMAN, AND YET, WHEN HE BECAME THE MOST

  • FAMOUS WRITER SINCE MARK TWINE IN THE 19th CENTURY,

  • ARGUABLY THE GREATEST WRITER OF THE 20th CENTURY IN AMERICA,

  • HE HELPED ESTABLISH THIS UNBELIEVABLE PERSONA OF THAT

  • MACHO GUY, AND HE'S NOT.

  • IT IS MUCH MORE COMPLICATED.

  • IN THE LETTERS, YOU CAN HEAR VULNERABILITY.

  • YOU CAN HEAR ANGER.

  • YOU CAN HEAR CONFUSION.

  • YOU CAN HEAR A KIND OF ANXIETY ABOUT THINGS.

  • AND IF YOU LOOK AT HIS WRITING, HE IS OFTEN PARROTING THE VERY

  • PERSON THAT HE IS, WHETHER IT'S FRANCIS McCULL MER, IN THE

  • "SHORT HAPPY LIFE FRANCIS McCULLMER," HE IS OFTEN MAKING

  • FUN OF AND REOEALING IN STARTLING WAYS BOORISH BEHAVIOR

  • ON THE PART OF MEN.

  • IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO DISMISS ERNEST HEMINGWAY, BECAUSE THE

  • BODY OF WRITING IS SO GREAT.

  • HIS LIFE, HIS BIOGRAPHY IS THE SAME THING HE SAID IT SHOULD

  • BE-- AN ICEBERG, SEVEN-TENTHS BELOW THE SURFACE, ONE-EIGHTH

  • ABOVE.

  • THAT'S THE WAY HIS WRITING IS.

  • WHEN YOU READ IT IS, THERE IS SO MUCH UNSPOKEN.

  • IT IS SO STRIPPED BARE THAT YOU ARE INVITED INTO MYSTERIES AND

  • QUESTIONS AND UNDERTONE AND COMPLEXITY.

  • IT'S THE SAME WITH HIS PRIVATE LIFE.

  • >> Stephen: WE FORGET THAT HEMINGWAY, BECAUSE WE THINK OF

  • HIS WRITING AS SO SPARE, WE THINK OF IT AS BEING SIMPLE.

  • AND WE FORGET HE WAS A MODERNIST WHO CHANGED THE WAY PEOPLE WROTE

  • IN THE 20th CENTURY, AS TOBIAS WOLF SAYS, HEMINGWAY, WHETHER

  • YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, HEMINGWAY REARRANGED ALL THE FURNITURE.

  • WE'RE LIVING IN HIS LIVING ROOM OF MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE

  • RIGHT NOW.

  • WHAT IS IT ABOUT HIS WRITING THAT PUTS HIM IN THE SAME

  • TRANSFORMATIVE CLASS AS SOMEONE LIE JAMES JOYCE AND E.E.

  • CUMMINGS.

  • >> JOYCE AND CUMMINGS AND FAULKNER, THEY'RE MODERNISTS IN

  • THE SENSE AND THEY'RE VERY COMPLICATED, DIFFICULT TO READ.

  • BUT HEMINGWAY WENT IN THE OTHER DIRECTION AND WAS THE SAME

  • THING.

  • THERE WAS SO MUCH MEANING IN WHAT HE SAID.

  • THE SPARENESS OF THE WORDS, THE REPETITION.

  • HIS MOTHER HAD INSISTED ON HIM LEARNING MUSIC, AND PARTICULARLY

  • BAWK, AND THE REPETITION AND COUNTER-POINT, THE COUNTER-POINT

  • AND REPETITION IN HIM IS ABOUT THE RHYTHMIC SPEAKING OF MUSIC.

  • AND HE MADE HIS PROAZ A KIND OF MUSIC THAT ALMOST ANYBODY COULD

  • READ.

  • AND IT OPENS UP LAYERS OF MEANING, JUST LIKE HIS OWN

  • PERSONAL LIFE.

  • I MEAN, THIS IS A MACHO GUY WHO IS CURIOUS ABOUT GENDER REVERSAL

  • ROLES AND IDENTITY.

  • IT'S FASCINATING, YOU KNOW.

  • HE HAS HIS WIVES, ALL FOUR OF THEM, CUT THEIR HAIR SHORT.

  • HE WILL GROW HIS LONG.

  • YOU BE THE GUY.

  • I'LL BE THE GIRL.

  • IT IS, YOU KNOW, THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE INHERIT.

  • AND YOU BEGIN TO REALIZE THAT THAT SUPERFICIAL AND

  • CONVENTIONAL WISDOM DOESN'T DO HIM OR US ANY GOOD.

  • THE LITERATURE IS THERE AND IS SPECTACULAR AND WILL ENDURE

  • BECAUSE HE SEEMED TO UNDERSTAND-- HE WAS AN ENORMOUS

  • NOTICER OF THINGS, WHETHER IT WAS NATURE, THE AFFAIRS OF HUMAN

  • BEINGS-- PARTICULARLY HOW MEN AND WOMEN GET ALONG OR DON'T.

  • AND OF COURSE WAR.

  • HE'S WRITTEN SO BEAUTIFULLY AND POWERFULLY ABOUT IT STRIPPING

  • AWAY ALL THE BARNICLES OF SENTIMENTALITY THAT ALWAYS

  • ENCRUST WARS AFTER WE'RE DONE, AS IF WE CAN'T-- WE CAN'T

  • REMEMBER THE HORROR, SO WE HAVE TO TURN IT INTO THIS TRICKLY

  • KIND OF EVENT.

  • WHEN,SH, IT ISN'T.

  • AND SOME OF HIS STATEMENTS IN "A FAREWELL TO ARMS" OR IN "FOR

  • WHOM THE BELL TOLLS" ARE STUNNING IN THEIR EVOCATION OF

  • WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE IN WAR AND WHAT WAR IS.

  • >> Stephen: KEN, WE HAVE TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK, BUT STICK

  • AROUND, EVERYBODY.

  • WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE DOCUMENTARIAN KEN BURNS.

♪ ♪ ♪ >> Stephen: HEY, WELCOME BACK,

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