The Ernest Hemingway Society is deeply saddened by the death of its former president, Harry “Stoney” Stoneback, who recently passed away, aged 80. A renowned poet, folk singer, raconteur, and critic, Stoney was a dear friend to many of us—loved for his brilliance, sense of humor, and passion for all things Hemingway. READ MORE.
A founding member of the Society, Stoney was a charismatic presence whose humor and swagger gave a jolt of rambunctious fun to Hemingway proceedings. Co-Director of the Hemingway Society’s 2018 conference in Paris, a city he dearly loved, and Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the State University of New York at New Paltz, he was the author of dozens of articles and books, including several devoted to Hemingway’s sacred landscapes. He was the loving husband of Jane Arden “Sparrow” Stoneback, who passed away in 2008, and a beloved teacher and a generous mentor to generations of young Hemingway scholars. He will be deeply missed.
An Interview with H. R Stoneback by Allie Baker
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