By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times Shares
(Eventually Hemingway and Eastman came to blows over this article, in Perkins' office.) But the Hemingway-bashers were silenced and then prompted to praise by "For Whom the Bell Tolls," the last work Hemingway wrote with the encouragement of Perkins, who died in 1947.
In a note written to Charles Scribner III after Perkins' death, Hemingway wrote, "One of my best and most loyal friends and wisest counsellors (sic) in life as well as in writing is dead. But Charles Scribner's Sons are my publishers and I intend to publish with them for the rest of my life."