Saturday, March 24, 2012

I Do Love a Good Mystery

Other than the fact that it makes me think, I can offer no good reason for Ernest Hemingway's appearing on a Vietnamese postage stamp. If they showed the two books with their titles translated to Vietnamese, I might think that he is a popular author here. Trying to translate the fine print using my pocket Vietnamese dictionary suggests that the stamp may have been issued last year in recognition of 2011's being the 50th anniversary of Hemingway's death. Other than that, you guess is as good as mine.

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