Carlos Baker Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Allen, Bruce. Review of Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters, 1917-1961, edited by Carlos Baker. Christian Science Monitor (14 April 1981): B4.

Considers Hemingway's selected letters “a publication of enormous significance both for the study of Hemingway himself and for our understanding of modern American literature.”

Kazin, Alfred. “He Sensed the Disenchantment in Our Time.” Book World—The Washington Post 3, no. 15 (13 April 1969): 1, 3.

Postive review of Baker's biography of Hemingway.

Lisca, Peter. Review of Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story, by Carlos Baker. Modern Fiction Studies 15, no. 4 (Winter 1969-70): 561-64.

Considers Baker's biography an invaluable resource on Hemingway.

Steiner, George. Review of Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story, by Carlos Baker. The New Yorker 45, no. 30 (13 September 1969): 147-56.

Disparages Baker's “lust for trivia” and asserts that “the root sadness of Professor Baker's book lies in the decision to write an interminable record of Hemingway's ‘life story’ while leaving out all that matters.”

Toynbee, Philip. “Hemingway.” Encounter 17, no. 4 (October 1961): 86-88.

Claims that Baker's collection of critical essays on Hemingway is too reverential toward its subject.

Updike, John. “Hem Battles the Pack; Wins, Loses.” The New Yorker 57, no. 21 (13 July 1981): 96-107.

Negative review of Hemingway's selected letters, asserting that Hemingway “would have hated this overlong, sludgy, and frequently humiliating book.”

Additional coverage of Baker's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 5-8, 122; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 3, 63; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 103; and Literature Resource Center.