Ernest Hemingway
The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years; the first to draw upon a wide array of never-before-used material; the first written by a woman, from the widely acclaimed biographer of Norman Mailer, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry Miller, and Louise Bryant. A revelatory look into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, considered in his time to be the greatest living American novelist and short-story writer, winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Mary Dearborn's new biography gives the richest and most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatically unique American artist, whose same uncontrollable demons that inspired and drove him throughout his life undid him at the end, and whose seven novels and six-short story collections informed--and are still informing--fiction writing generations after his death.From the Hardcover edition.

Ernest Hemingway Details

TitleErnest Hemingway
Author
FormatKindle Edition
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 16th, 2017
PublisherKnopf
Number of pages752 pages
Rating
GenreBiography, Nonfiction, History

Ernest Hemingway Review

  • Tanya Eby
    March 14, 2017
    Narrating this was an extraordinary journey and made me feel, maybe for the first time, that I could connect with him not as a legend, or a male writer, but as a human being. Dearborn makes it clear that he was someone who was both flawed and perfect, burdened by mental illness and lifted by creative genius. What a fascinating story. A fascinating life, well lived.
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  • Amber Glidden
    April 13, 2017
    Hemingway's latest biography dons a new lens through which listeners consider his life: from that of a woman. With the presumption that the culture to which Hemingway was exposed throughout his life influenced his writing, this particular perspective - a woman's - would reveal another look into the unique personalities of the famous writer, making him less a masculine idol and more a fallible, emotionally-driven human. In particular, this one considers Hemingway's relationship(s) with the women Hemingway's latest biography dons a new lens through which listeners consider his life: from that of a woman. With the presumption that the culture to which Hemingway was exposed throughout his life influenced his writing, this particular perspective - a woman's - would reveal another look into the unique personalities of the famous writer, making him less a masculine idol and more a fallible, emotionally-driven human. In particular, this one considers Hemingway's relationship(s) with the women in his life as the primary reason he couldn't/didn't write any stories with a strong female heroine. Considering the patriarchal culture in which he grew, Hemingway's approach to gender roles was conflicted.A unique perspective and enlightening read that all who have a remote interest in the writer should read!
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  • Montcrieff
    May 1, 2017
    Tyler Malone (Lit Hub):Mary V. Dearborn has written stellar biographies of Norman Mailer, Peggy Guggenheim, and Henry Miller. Now she’s set her sights on perhaps her most difficult subject yet: Ernest Hemingway. Difficult because it would be hard for anyone to compete with the tidal wave of words already written about him. Yet Dearborn offers a unique perspective, and only partially because she’s the first woman to ever write a full biography of Hemingway. She also uncovers plenty of fresh mater Tyler Malone (Lit Hub):Mary V. Dearborn has written stellar biographies of Norman Mailer, Peggy Guggenheim, and Henry Miller. Now she’s set her sights on perhaps her most difficult subject yet: Ernest Hemingway. Difficult because it would be hard for anyone to compete with the tidal wave of words already written about him. Yet Dearborn offers a unique perspective, and only partially because she’s the first woman to ever write a full biography of Hemingway. She also uncovers plenty of fresh material and exposes new sides of the iconic author to the light. Her greatest strength lies in her ability to avoid the most perilous pitfall of writing about Hemingway: either romanticizing the machismo or flatly condemning it without a deeper engagement with it. Instead, she explores it honestly and with grace. Someone with this depth of knowledge and lightness of touch was needed to fully grapple with all the complexities of this haunted and haunting American master. This is now required reading for anyone with more than a passing interest in “Papa.”http://lithub.com/15-books-to-read-th...
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  • Judith Reveal
    May 27, 2017
    Excellent book, well written, easy to read. Learned lots about Hemingway that I did not know. Mary Dearborn did an excellent job of taking the reader through Hemingway's extremely complicated life. This one definitely belongs on your shelf!
  • PWRL
    May 25, 2017
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