Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
Hardcover ISBN: 0393040933
Drawing on a wealth of new material and period documents, the author of The Young Hemingway traces Ernest Hemingway's development from promising young novelist to a master during the thirties, illuminating his literary evolution and the people, places, and times that influenced it.
Hemingway Vs. Fitzgerald
The Rise and Fall of a Literary Friendship
Hardcover ISBN: 0879517115
A chronicle of a fascinating literary friendship and rivalry traces the respect, the envy, and artistic competition that drove Hemingway and Fitzgerald and portrays the Paris of the Lost Generation of expatriates, including Gertrude Stein. 17,500 first printing.
Across the River and into the Trees
Hardcover ISBN: 0684844648
During World War II, Colonel Richard Cantwell, an American soldier, falls in love with a young Italian countess in Venice
Autumn in Venice
Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
Hardcover ISBN: 1101946652
The acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair now gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there--a vivacious eighteen-year-old who inspired the man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work. In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilant--whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists--re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, placing Adriana beside him as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This illuminating story of writer and muse--which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity--is an intimate look at the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his fifties.
Autumn in Venice
Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
Paperback ISBN: 1101970383
In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called “absolutely god-damned wonderful.” A year shy of his fiftieth birthday, Hemingway hadn’t published a novel in nearly a decade when he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Here Andrea di Robilant re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship, during which Adriana inspired a man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. The illuminating story of writer and muse—which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity—Autumn in Venice is an intimate look at Hemingway’s final years.
The Memoir of a Cook Eight Decades of Great American Food
Hardcover ISBN: 1571783180
Ernest Hemingway's literary ambitions took root in France in the 1920s among some of the most extravagantly creative artists of the 20th century. Hemingway joined them and, with the publication of his book, The Sun Also Rises, which epitomized Paris during the jazz era became one of the most powerful forces in their vortex of talent and experimentation. Winston Conrad's compelling text and contemporary color photographs in Hemingway's France are complimented by vintage black-and-white photos and illustrations that beautifully illuminate Hemingway's life during the "lost generation" years, during World War II and during his visit to France in the 1950s. Hemingway's France captures the charged atmosphere and the aesthetic of the time. Vintage photographs of Picasso, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and others?including those shot by American expatriates Gerald and Sara Murphy?create a sense of instant intimacy with the era. Some of these images are well-known, some are rare and some, including a 1940s portrait of Sinclair Lewis, have never been published before.
The Critics and Hemingway, 1924-2014
Shaping an American Literary Icon
Hardcover ISBN: 157113591x
Hemingway burst on the literary scene in the 1920s with spare, penetrating short stories and brilliant novels. Soon he was held as a standard for modern writers. Meanwhile, he used his celebrity to create a persona like the stoic, macho heroes of his fiction. After a decline during the 1930s and 1940s, he came roaring back with The Old Man and the Sea in 1952. Two years later he received the Nobel Prize. While his popularity waxed and waned during his lifetime, Hemingway's reputation among scholars remained strong as long as traditional scholarship dominated. New approaches beginning in the 1960s brought a sea change, however, finding grave fault with his work and making him a figure ripe for vilification. Yet during this time scholarship on him continued to appear. His works still sell well, and several are staples on high-school and college syllabi. A new scholarly edition of his letters is drawing prominent attention, and there is a resurgence in scholarly attention to-and approbation for-his work. Tracing Hemingway's critical fortunes tells us something about what we value in literature and why reputations rise and fall as scholars find new ways to examine and interpret creative work. Laurence W. Mazzeno is President Emeritus of Alvernia University. Among other books, he has written volumes on Austen, Dickens, Tennyson, Updike, and Matthew Arnold for Camden House's Literary Criticism in Perspective series.