At a glance:
- Author: Michael Reynolds
- First Published: 1999
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1940-1961
- Setting: Cuba, England, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and Idaho
- Characters: Ernest Hemingway, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, Mary Welsh, Charles (Buck) Lanham, Adriana Ivancich, A. E. Hotchner, Charles Scribner
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: 1950's, 1960's, United States or Americans, Parents and children, France or French people, Love or romance, Sex or sexuality, Suicide, Authors or writers, Literature, 1940's, Writing, Paris, 1920's, 1930's, Novelists, England or English people, Fathers, Criticism, Divorce, Creative process, Jazz music, World War I, Depression, mental, Fame, Drinking or drunkenness, Cuba or Cubans, Letters, Italy or Italians, Germany or German people, Fishing or fishermen, Spain or Spanish people, Bullfighting or bullfighters
- Locales: France, Spain, England, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Idaho
With this fifth and final volume, Michael Reynolds brings to a close his monumental biography of Ernest Hemingway. Such multivolume productions, even for the greatest literary figures, were rare in the publishing climate of the late twentieth century. Two, let alone five, volumes are generally a losing proposition for publishers. Sales decrease with each succeeding volume, and reviewers often complain about the plodding nature of multivolume biographies, which are chastised for being congested with detail. There has been no dearth of Hemingway biographies, either. Carlos Baker’s...
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