The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 1: 1907-1922 (Hardcover)

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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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Product Details
ISBN: 9780521897334
ISBN-10: 0521897335
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 20th, 2011
Pages: 431
Language: English
Series: Letters of Ernest Hemingway