Hemingway

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Harvard University Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 702 pages
Ernest Hemingway was a mythic figure of overt masculinity and vibrant literary genius. He lived life on an epic scale, presenting to the world a character as compelling as the fiction he created. But behind it all lurked an insecure, troubled man. In this immensely powerful and revealing study, Kenneth S. Lynn explores the many tragic facets that both nurtured Hemingway's work and eroded his life. Masterfully written, Hemingway brings to life the writer whose desperate struggle to exorcise his demons produced some of the greatest American fiction of this century.
 

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This intelligent, lively, mean-sprited biography of Hemingway gives us virtually no new factual material. Still, by virtue (or vice) of its single-minded psychological reductionism and its ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
18991919
13
Had a Wonderful Novel to Write About Oak Park
15
A Peculiar Idea
28
A Land of Magic
49
The Championship Game
66
19191923
91
Rejection Slips
95
Betrayals
289
Double Meanings
317
19261936
339
I Loved Her Fine
341
A Hollow Man
365
Mens Morbida in Corpore Sano
394
XVHI The Big Out
424
The Spanish Tragedy
441

The Worlds a Jail and Were Going to Break It Together
124
Americans in Paris
148
VIH Dragons Teeth
173
Sports
192
19231926
217
Nick in the Stories Was Never Himself
219
We Have More Fun Together All the Time
249
Harold and Horace Scott and Zelda
264
Combined Operations
498
Horrors
525
xxin How Do You Like It Now Gentlemen?
545
The Country Is BeautifulAround Here
565
Acknowledgments
595
Bibliography
655
Index
669
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