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The Letters of Ernest Hemingway : Volume 2, 1923 1925
by Ernest Hemingway and Sandra Spanier and Albert J. II Defazio and Robert W. Trogdon


Overview - The Letters of Ernest Hemingway documents the life and creative development of a gifted artist and outsized personality whose work would both reflect and transform his times. Volume 2 (1923 1925) illuminates Hemingway's literary apprenticeship in the legendary milieu of expatriate Paris in the 1920s.  Read more...

 
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More About The Letters of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway; Sandra Spanier; Albert J. II Defazio; Robert W. Trogdon
 
 
 
Overview
The Letters of Ernest Hemingway documents the life and creative development of a gifted artist and outsized personality whose work would both reflect and transform his times. Volume 2 (1923 1925) illuminates Hemingway's literary apprenticeship in the legendary milieu of expatriate Paris in the 1920s. We witness the development of his friendships with the likes of Sylvia Beach, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Dos Passos. Striving to 'make it new, ' he emerges from the tutelage of Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein to forge a new style, gaining recognition as one of the most formidable talents of his generation. In this period, Hemingway publishes his first three books, including In Our Time (1925), and discovers a lifelong passion for Spain and the bullfight, quickly transforming his experiences into fiction as The Sun Also Rises (1926). The volume features many previously unpublished letters and a humorous sketch that was rejected by Vanity Fair."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521897341
  • ISBN-10: 0521897343
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 604
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

Series: Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway #3

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Books > Literary Collections > Letters
Books > Literary Criticism > American - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-08-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

This second of 17 projected volumes of Hemingway’s correspondence collects 242 letters, telegrams, and postcards in which the globetrotting young author waxes exuberantly on such topics as bullfighting, nostalgia, the grind of writing copy for the Toronto Star, the creative process, the difficulties of making a career as a fiction writer, and the joys of writing fiction (“Have just finished a swell story of 100 pages and feel as though I would like the nurse to lift it up and tell me if it’s a boy or a girl”). Many letters are brief and inconsequential, but some of these contain gems—for instance, a 1924 letter to Vanity Fair includes “My Life in the Bull Ring with Donald Ogden Stewart,” a previously unpublished jeu d’esprit that the magazine rejected. In August 1925, he writes to Jane Heap that he’s completing “a hell of a fine novel. Written very simply and full of things happening and people and places and exciting as hell”—a reference to The Sun Also Rises, published the following year. Hemingway’s correspondents include F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Maxwell Perkins, Sherwood Anderson, and John Dos Passos. This expertly edited and annotated volume will be devoured by fans eager to learn how the literary titan came into his own. (Oct.)

 
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