The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922
With the first publication, in this edition, of all the surviving letters of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), readers will for the first time be able to follow the thoughts, ideas and actions of one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century in his own words. This first volume encompasses his youth, his experience in World War I and his arrival in Paris. The letters reveal a more complex person than Hemingway's tough guy public persona would suggest: devoted son, affectionate brother, infatuated lover, adoring husband, spirited friend and disciplined writer. Unguarded and never intended for publication, the letters record experiences that inspired his art, afford insight into his creative process and express his candid assessments of his own work and that of his contemporaries. The letters present immediate accounts of events and relationships that profoundly shaped his life and work. A detailed introduction, notes, chronology, illustrations and index are included.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - elkiedee - LibraryThing
This hefty volume is just the first part of a project to publish Hemingway's collected letters - that is, all the letters available to collect and publish. It covers his early life from childhood to ... Read full review
Insight into Hemingway the Human BeingUser Review - yostwl - Overstock.com
This is the first volume of the letters of EH from his childhood to the early 1920s. EH is so surround by myth and poppsychology often sophomoric analysis that it can be difficult to see him as a ... Read full review