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Ernest Hemingway : a life story

Author: Carlos Baker
Publisher: New York : Collier Books, 1988, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Collier books edView all editions and formats
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"Now hailed as a classic, Carlos Baker's bestselling Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story brings into sharp focus one of the titans of twentieth-century American literature, a writer whose life itself was the stuff of legend. Baker draws not only on Hemingway's diaries, letters, and unpublished writings, but unlike more recent biographers, on the personal testimony of the artists and writers, sportsmen and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ernest Hemingway; Ernest Hemingway; Ernest Hemingway
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Baker
ISBN: 0020016905 9780020016908
OCLC Number: 16925659
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1969.
Description: xvi, 697 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Midwestern boyhood --
Veteran out of the wars --
Emergence --
Sun ascending --
Man of letters --
Forms of combat --
Loyalist --
East and West --
Another war --
Returnings --
A Matter of life and death.
Responsibility: by Carlos Baker.

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"Now hailed as a classic, Carlos Baker's bestselling Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story brings into sharp focus one of the titans of twentieth-century American literature, a writer whose life itself was the stuff of legend. Baker draws not only on Hemingway's diaries, letters, and unpublished writings, but unlike more recent biographers, on the personal testimony of the artists and writers, sportsmen and soldiers-indeed, virtually all the men and women who played a part in Hemingway's career. The scenes are spectacular-Spain, Key West, Cuba, Kenya, Sun Valley - and the gallery of characters is a panorama of the literary history of our time: Fitzgerald, Ford, Pound, Stein, Dos Passos. Baker reveals a man of baffling complexity behind the myths and mystique of the Hemingway persona-volcanic, mercurial, frequently tortured, consumed with anxiety, yet always interesting. Here are the many faces of Hemingway: boxer, drinker, humorist, fisherman, hunter, lover, heroic activist; but above all, here is Hemingway, the most influential prose stylist of the century."--Publisher's description.

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