a strange invitation

memorandum from the sex change hospital.
January 25, 2008, 12:47 pm
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‘Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.’ Ernest Hemingway.

Apparently Hemingway, the literary emobodiment of the red-blooded male insisted on writing while standing up. I’m no Hemingway, that’s for sure. In fact, I write like a girl according to gendergenie, and Hemingway would surely agree, despite that fact that his writing methods seem less motivated by his desire to produce forceful and efficient prose, than by the desire for ‘buns of steel. You’re not so tough Hemingway

Update: According to gender genie, Hemingway does in fact write like a girl. When he remarked that when passing another man on the street he often experienced ‘the conflict between their souls’ this was less an assertion of masculinity than the secret shame he must have felt being a woman trapped in a man’s body.

Bukowski, Charles
Exerpt: Ham on Rye
Male Score: 959
Female Score: 966
Clancy, Tom
Exerpt: Rainbow 6
Male Score: 639
Female Score: 443
Hemingway, Ernest
Exerpt: True at First Light
Male Score: 572
Female Score: 769
Atwood, Margaret
Exerpt: Oryx and Crake
Male Score: 455
Female Score: 130
Plath, Sylvia
Excerpt: The Bell Jar
Male Score: 1377
Female Score: 1844
Woolf, Virginia
Excerpt: The Voyage Out
Male Score: 681
Female Score: 931

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yr back!

Comment by Ed

Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

cheers, Cancer.

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