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Hemingway, Ernest
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Ernest Hemingway was the American writer whom Faulkner considered his rival for most of his career, though the two men had a cordial long distance relationship and Faulkner often alluded to or quoted from Hemingway in public statements. In Requiem for a Nun Temple alludes to Hemingway's 1940 novel For Whom the Bell Tolls to explain that a woman who has been sexually assaulted could be in denial that it had happened to her: "it had never actually happened to a g-- woman, if she just refused to accept it, no matter who remembered, bragged" (121). In The Mansion Hemingway himself almost makes an appearance; he is mentioned in Linda Snopes Kohl's account of her experience in the Spanish Civil War, which Hemingway covered as a war correspondent (and where For Whom the Bell Tolls is set).