Young Hemingway by Michael ReynoldsYoung Hemingway by Michael Reynolds

Young Hemingway

byMichael Reynolds

Paperback | June 1, 1998

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Michael Reynolds recreates the milieu that forged one of America's greatest and most influential writers. he reveals the fraught foundations of Hemingway's persona: his father's self-destructive battle with depression and his mother's fierce independence and spiritualism. He brings hemingway through World War I, where he was frustrated by being too far away from the action and glory, despite his being wounded and nursed to health by Agnes Von Kurowsky -- the older woman with whom he fell terribly in love.
Title:Young HemingwayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.6 × 0.72 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:W W Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393317765

ISBN - 13:9780393317763


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Formative Look at Hemingway Biographers have tough assignments when writing books about their subjects: how to fill a reasonable number of pages with the entire life of an individual? Even someone who's not famous or historically significant would likely have enough material about their life to fill a book. Michael Reynolds as a biographer gives in, and instead concentrates on only a sliver of Hemingway's life. This decision made for good reading and one should end up understanding that it was Hemingway's earlier years, as is the case for most of us, which ended up shaping his life and death. The book also provides an interesting look at prewar American society, in particular, the growing and changing middle class. This supporting content often serves as a break from the sometimes cumbersome biographical text.
Date published: 1999-11-18

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Revealing the early forces that helped shape Ernest Hemingway as one of America's greatest writers--his father's self-destructive battle with depression and his mother's fierce independence and spiritualism--this volume of Michael Reynold's extensive biography brings young Ernest through World War I and his romantic involvement with nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky. Photos.