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President Kennedy Mourns Hemingway

July 2, 1961 - President Kennedy mourned today the death of Ernest Hemingway, whom he called one of America's greatest authors and "one of the great citizens of the world." The President, who is spending the July 4th weekend in Hyannis Port, Mass., with his family, issued a statement after hearing of Mr. Hemingway's death: "From his first emergence as one of the bright literary stars in Paris during the twenties, as a chronicler of the "Lost Generation” which he was to immortalize, he almost single-handedly transformed the literature and the ways of thought of men and women in every country in the world," the President said. President Kennedy had invited Mr. Hemingway to his Inauguration in January, but the author had been too ill to attend.


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