The Hemingway Women

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 555 pages
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Many books have been written about Ernest Hemingway, but no book has focused on the women he knew and loved and sometimes hated €” his mother, who was the lifelong recipient of his invective; his wives; and others who captivated him. Hemingway married four times, each time to a fascinating person: Hadley Richardson, who shared the Paris years and one son; Pauline Pfeiffer, the mother of two more sons, who created a haven in Key West; Martha Gellhorn, a writer and acclaimed journalist; and Mary Welsh, a Time correspondent. Drawing on letters and interviews with the living women, Bernice Kert sheds new light on the Hemingway heroines and their real-life prototypes. "The best book about Hemingway that has been written for a long time."€”Malcolm Cowley "A very valuable book, admirably organized, handsomely written, and continuously interesting."€”Carlos Baker "The very different women in Hemingway's life come through clearly and strongly . . . a fine balanced work. . . . I couldn't stop reading it."€”Elizabeth Janeway

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I have read many books about Hemingway and his escapades. This book was well written and informative, but I did not learn anything new about the author. He was a rogue and a scoundrel, that we know ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joan Colby - Goodreads

A fascinating look at the women in Hemingway's life—from his histrionic mother through his four wives and various lovers. While Hemingway is designed to be a peripheral character, the book sheds more ... Read full review


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