Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

A Biography

Book - 2017
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The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years; the first to draw upon a wide array of never-before-used material; the first written by a woman, from the widely acclaimed biographer of Norman Mailer, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry Miller, and Louise Bryant.

A revelatory look into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, considered in his time to be the greatest living American novelist and short-story writer, winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Mary Dearborn's new biography gives the richest and most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatically unique American artist, whose same uncontrollable demons that inspired and drove him throughout his life undid him at the end, and whose seven novels and six-short story collections informed--and are still informing--fiction writing generations after his death.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307594679
Branch Call Number: B Hemingway Dearborn 2017
Characteristics: 738 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Oct 16, 2018

Detailed account of Hemingway's life, warts and all. And there were a lot of warts. This is a massive tome, so be prepared for a long read. Most of it is quite interesting; sometimes the minutiae and name-dropping gets a bit excessive. Otherwise, a revealing and well-researched biography

ser_library Feb 12, 2018

dense and detailed

Aug 25, 2017

What a fantastic accomplish by Mary Dearborn. A gargantuan amount of research and well structured story lines should undoubtedly help this book win some accolades. Highly recommended.


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