Lipton’s Journal/February 7, 1955/548

From Project Mailer

Hemingway’s peculiar weakness is that he’s a taker, his heroes are all Takers. His idea of courage is that you can take it. It never seems to have occurred to him once that courage might also consist of giving. Which is why he probably lives in a cloudy mystical state and reads universes into every cliché and half parable he writes.