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Hemingway
By Jeffrey Meyers

Hemingway

A Biography

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Hemingway by Jeffrey Meyers

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Distinguished by its precision, its graceful use of language, and its resonant depth, the innovative style of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) radically altered literary conventions and influenced generations of writers. In The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, and numerous short stories, he explored such universal themes as stoicism in adversity, as well as our futile struggles against nature and mortality.This evocative, sympathetic biography illuminates the events that informed Hemingway's vigorous life: an accident-prone youth and early rivalry with his father; his experiences in World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II; his stormy relationships with writers and women; his sudden fame, slow decline, and suicide. Based on previously unavailable information and exclusive interviews, Hemingway enriches anyone's understanding and appreciation of America's most important twentieth-century writer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306808906
ISBN-10: 0306808900
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 38mm)
Pages: 734
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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US Kirkus Review » His Toronto Star editor once said of Hemingway: "A more weird combination of quivering sensitiveness and preoccupation with violence surely never walked the earth." The best thing about this biography is the liberal supply of such vivid firsthand reminscences by Hemingway's friends and associates. A serious weakness, however, is the failure of the biographer's expository skills to do full justice to his colorful subject. Meyers summons his data briskly - and that's the problem. His implied judgments often need more amplitude of discussion to be persuasive, as in his skewed discussion of Hemingway's literary enemies and allies. Wyndham Lewis (the subject of two earlier biographies by Meyers) is praised as an author of classic stature, while Gertrude Stein is ungenerously (and inaccurately) depicted as a bad writer who lost her reputation as soon as she began to publish. In an early discussion of Hemingway's dislike of his given name, Meyers refers to the "naive, even foolish hero" of Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest - a farce with two "Earnests" but surely no "hero." Meyers, however, drops this misreading into a sentence as though it were fact and proceeds. Such minor lapses create doubt about the accuracy of Meyer's equally abrupt decisions on more central matters, such as the literary quality of Hadley's letters, the attitude of Mary Hemingway (who does not appear to have been consulted) about the suicide of her husband, or young Ernest's attitude towards his domineering father. The roistering, exuberant "Papa" of popular legend - the man who reportedly retaliated against Stein's attacks on him by wiring her "A bitch is a bitch is a bitch" - makes few appearances in these pages. Meyers offers Hemingway at a sober middle distance - say, 20 yards or so - yet often fails to achieve the balanced perspective that should have resulted from this scholarly reserve. (Kirkus Reviews)


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