The regular Publisher of Ernest Hemingway's novels wrote a Foreword in one of the
It related the following.
In his younger years Hemingway lived with his wife in Paris. He earned money
during that period writing reports and stories for the Toronto Northern Star
Newspaper, a total of 88 articles.
At one stage the publisher suggested to
bundle some of these stories and publish them as one book.
furious at this suggestion, for they were, as he explained, absolutely not suitable
for such purpose.
The Publisher, after some reflection, concluded that
Hemingway judged these articles unsuitable because they did not have and
Whether this outside/inside concept was the Publisher's idea or
actually came from Hemingway himself is not clear from what I read.