A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway

Paperback | November 15, 1999

EditorLinda Wagner-Martin

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The 1999 Hemingway centennial marks the perfect time for the reevaluation of his position as America's premier modernist writer. These essays, all written specially for this collection, plumb unexplored historical details of Hemingway's life to illuminate new and often unexpected dimensions ofthe force of his literary accomplishment. Discussing biographical details of his personal and professional life along with the subtleties of his character, the text includes a number of fascinating photos and images.

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How did a journalist become one of the 20th century’s greatest authors? As a result of his powerful prose and his tragic personal life, Ernest Hemingway is probably America's most notable modernist author. Linda Wagner-Martin compiles a selection of insightful and thought-provoking essays about the man and his magical prose in A Histor...

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The 1999 Hemingway centennial marks the perfect time for the reevaluation of his position as America's premier modernist writer. These essays, all written specially for this collection, plumb unexplored historical details of Hemingway's life to illuminate new and often unexpected dimensions ofthe force of his literary accomplishment. D...

Linda Wagner-Martin is Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the President of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society and has authored and edited numerous books.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.11 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019512152X

ISBN - 13:9780195121520

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Table of Contents

Linda Wagner-Martin: IntroductionChronologies--of Hemingway's Life and of the TimesMichael Reynolds: Hemingway in His TimeSusan Beegel: Eye and Heart: Ernest Hemingway's Education as a NaturalistMarilyn Elkins: The Fashion of MachismoJamie Barlowe: Re-Reading Hemingway and GenderFrederick J. Svoboda: Love, War, Wilderness, and Loss: The Great Themes in HemingwayLinda Wagner-Martin: The Inter-Textual HemingwayKelli A. Larson: Lies, Damned Lies, and Hemingway Criticism: Bibliographical Commentary and ChecklistIndex

From Our Editors

How did a journalist become one of the 20th century’s greatest authors? As a result of his powerful prose and his tragic personal life, Ernest Hemingway is probably America's most notable modernist author. Linda Wagner-Martin compiles a selection of insightful and thought-provoking essays about the man and his magical prose in A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway.

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Historical Guides to American Authors: The new Historical Guides series is an interdisciplinary, historically sensitive series that combines close attention to the United States' most widely read and studied authors with a strong sense of time, place, and history. Placing each writer in the context of the vibrant relationship betweenliterature and society, volumes in the series contain historical essays written on subjects of contemporary social, political, and cultural relevance. They also includes a capsule biography and dual chronology detailing important cultural events as they coincided with the author's life and works,while photographs and illustrations of the period capture the flavor of the author's time and milieu. Accessible to all readers of American fiction, while providing insights useful to teachers and scholars, the volumes offer a complete and rounded picture of each author in his or her America.