“The Real Spaniard” in THE BOULEVARDIER, NO. 8, OCTOBER 1927. Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Moss.
“The Real Spaniard” in THE BOULEVARDIER, NO. 8, OCTOBER 1927.
“The Real Spaniard” in THE BOULEVARDIER, NO. 8, OCTOBER 1927.

“The Real Spaniard” in THE BOULEVARDIER, NO. 8, OCTOBER 1927.

Paris: Ernest Gwynne, 1927. First edition. Only appearance. [Grissom C301, Cohn p.83]. "The Boulevardier," fashioned after "The New Yorker," was an English-language gossip-and-humor magazine published in Paris from 1927 to 1932 by Ernest Gwynne. (The “Boulevardier” cocktail -- whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari -- was named for Gwynne and the magazine.) Hemingway’s one-page “story” which appears on page 6 parodies an article by Louis Bromfield in the previous month’s issue titled “The Real Frenchman” in which Bromfield searches France for a real Frenchman only to discover several among his household staff. In Hemingway’s version, Hemingway does the same only to discover that he himself is “the real Spaniard.” According to Cohn, Hemingway wrote that “the article was written partly by me, mostly by my wife, and re-written by a citizen named Arthur Moss, who put in all the funny cracks.” (It would seem plausible though that Hemingway may have been deflecting a bit to save face with Bromfield.) White, stapled paperwraps printed in black and red; cover art by Federico Beltran Masses depicting bullfighter and bull; 52 pages. Covers lightly soiled with few small stains, vertical creases from folding, and small chip to upper rear cover; otherwise good to very good. OCLC locates only 2 copies of this issue in libraries. Rare.
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