Papa and the Kraut

“The thing about the Kraut and me is that we have been in love since 1934, when we first met on the Ile de France, but we’ve never been to bed. Amazing but true. Victims of unsynchronized passion.” — Ernest Hemingway to biographer A.E. Hotchner on his never-consummated love affair with Marlene Dietrich, as regurgitated in this N.Y. Times piece by Ashley Parker about some “racy letters” from Hemingway to Dietrich that will soon be unsealed.