this is just a sudden and drunken idea: Have re-read (after years) some parts of HEMINGWAY's 'Moveable Feast', (which I always dug even though most people seem to find it mediocre). Hank wrote: "Have been reading That Summer in Paris which somebody mailed me. waste. unless you wonder what Hemingway did in the bathroom of his soul." in a letter to Ann Baumann Apr. 10, 1965 (the book came out posthumously in 1964). I guess we're talking about the same book here even though the title's different. Now, what occured to me was, that there were 2 chapters, where Hem was talking about horse-racing and betting on the horses. Of course, Buk bet the horses as soon as 1954, but my recent reading experience with Hemingway made me wonder: Did Buk WRITE about horse-racing a lot before he had read this book by Hem? The question sounds like nothing big. But given the manymany occations, where Buk writes about the track, I'd be interested, if the reception of Hem's book could have been the initial start for him to say: "Hey, why not write about this?!" One hint would be to know: DID he write about the track so extensively Before reading Hem's book?- or only After that time (Apr. 10, 1965)?