The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922 by Ernest HemingwayThe Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922 by Ernest Hemingway

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

byErnest HemingwayEditorSandra Spanier, Robert W. Trogdon

Hardcover | September 20, 2011

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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.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in the family home in Oak Park, Ill., on July 21, 1899. In high school, Hemingway enjoyed working on The Trapeze, his school newspaper, where he wrote his first articles. Upon graduation in the spring of 1917, Hemingway took a job as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. After a short stint in the U....
Title:The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922Format:HardcoverDimensions:516 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.3 inPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521897335

ISBN - 13:9780521897334

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Table of Contents

1. General Editor's introduction Sandra Spanier; 2. Foreword Linda Patterson Miller; 3. Introduction Robert W. Trogdon; 4. Note on the text; 5. Acknowledgments; 6. Abbreviations and cue-titles; 7. Chronology; 8. The letters, 1907-1922; 9. Roster of correspondents; 10. Calendar of letters; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Hemingway admirers, scholars, and students will find the book essential. The letters fill in abundant biographical and intellectual details, and readers will revel in the young man's exuberant wordplay, private language, and slang" -Steve Paul, Booklist