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Hemingway : A Life in Pictures
by Boris Vejdovsky and Mariel Hemingway


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"A loving homage to one of America's greatest writers."

July 2, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of Ernest Hemingway. The year will also see the release of two documentaries about the famed writer.

In this first-ever tribute to her grandfather, Mariel opens the family album to reveal all aspects of the man.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"A loving homage to one of America's greatest writers."

July 2, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of Ernest Hemingway. The year will also see the release of two documentaries about the famed writer.

In this first-ever tribute to her grandfather, Mariel opens the family album to reveal all aspects of the man. More than 350 carefully selected photographs show a childhood filled with harbingers of the future -- the five-year-old fishing, the 16-year-old writing, the wounded soldier, the young groom -- and an adult life of success and failure -- journalist, serial husband, prize-winning author, big-game hunter, "Papa" Hemingway, foul-mouthed drinker, self-idealized hero.

A compelling 40,000-word narrative gives chronological details and adds fascinating context to the photos. What influenced Hemingway's writing? Who were the important figures in his life? Why was he compelled to write? Was he as confident as he presented himself to be?

"Hemingway: A Life in Pictures" surveys the touchstones of a celebrated life to reveal the character, dreams and disappointments of one of America's greatest writers.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781554079469
  • ISBN-10: 1554079462
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 207


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Literary
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-11-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

Packed with over 350 images, granddaughter Hemingway shares her family albums with readers, giving additional insight into the iconic author. Beginning with a copy of his birth certificate, Hemingway aficionado Vejdovsky takes readers on a guided tour of the literary legend's life and career via this remarkable collection of candid snapshots. Those familiar with the writer's life and career probably will not find much new here, but images of a young Hemingway dressed as a girl and a copy of an article that appeared in his hometown paper that praised his bravery in combat during WWI for wounds he never received are just a few of the artifacts included. Love letters, edited manuscripts, and shots of Hemingway at bullfights and on hunting expeditions add credence to the legendary tales he spun of his exploits. Arranged chronologically, readers are able to walk through the writer's life, gaining greater insight into Ernest Hemingway as a man as well as a writer. Images of Hemingway fishing, reading to his infant son and recuperating from a plane crash in the 50s humanize him in ways a traditional biography cannot. (Oct.)

 
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