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10 books about Hemingway
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Love and Ruin: A Novel by Paula McLain
This book was published 2 years ago by Ballantine Books and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The bestselling author of The Paris Wife brings to life the story of Martha Gellhorn--a fiercely independent, ambitious woman ahead of her time, who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century. In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. There she also finds herself unexpectedly--and unwillingly--falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. On the eve of War World War II, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and their professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must forge a path as her own woman and writer. Heralded by Ann Patchett as "the new star of historical fiction," Paula McLain brings Gellhorn's story richly to life and captures her as a heroine for the ages: a woman who will risk absolutely everything to find her own voice. Praise for Love and Ruin "In this heart-tugging follow-up [to The Paris Wife], we meet Martha Gellhorn, a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, who was the third--and perhaps most intriguing--of [Hemingway's] wives. The title says it all."--People "Propulsive . . . highly engaging . . . McLain does an excellent job portraying a woman with dreams who isn't afraid to make them real. . . . Her work around the world . . . is presented in meticulous, hair-raising passages. . . . The book is fueled by her questing spirit, which asks, Why must a woman decide between being a war correspondent and a wife in her husband's bed?"--The New York Times Book Review "[The] scenes of professional rivalry and seesawing imbalance are some of McLain's best. . . . McLain's legions of fans will relish the inspiration of a gutsy woman who discovers she doesn't need a man at her side, after all."--The Boston Globe
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
This book was published 9 years ago by Ballantine Books and takes approximately 11.0 hours to read.
Follows the life of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, as she navigates 1920s Paris. By the author of A Ticket to Ride. Reprint.
Hemingway's Key West by Stuart B McIver
This book was published 19 years ago by Pineapple Press and takes approximately 5.8 hours to read.
Learn of Hemingway's doomed love affairs, his patriotic activities during World War II, and his writing experiences in an old farmhouse in Cuba. Hear from Hemingway contemporaries and scholars about the man and the town that he made famous.
Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at "The End of the World" by Ashley Oliphant
This book was published 4 years ago by Pineapple Press and takes approximately 8.7 hours to read.
Follow Ernest Hemingway's exploits on the Bahamian island of Bimini from 1935 to 1937, the very moment in time when the International Game Fish Association (under the author's co-leadership) was emerging. Covers Hemingway's role in the formation of the IGFA, his underappreciated seminal writing about competitive saltwater angling when the sport was still in its infancy, the amazing fishing he enjoyed on the island, and the way all of these experiences translated into the composition of his posthumous novel Islands in the Stream. This is the only book on this period in Hemingway's life and reveals unexpected dimensions to the Hemingway portrait that deserve attention, including his surprising humor, his advanced conservationist views several decades before the environmental movement even began, and his egalitarian ideas about his contemporary female counterparts in the big-game fishing world--challenging the usual portrait of Hemingway as a chauvinist with no personal rules, boundaries, or conscience. Includes beautiful vintage photographs of 1930s Bimini that have never been published in book form.
Ernest's Way: An International Journey Through Hemingway's Life by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes
This book was published 2 years ago by Pegasus Books and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
Follow the path of one of America's finest novelists—and one of history's greatest adventurers—from Paris to Havana, from Madrid to Idaho, with his great-granddaughter. Ernest Hemingway, the Nobel Prize-winning author, was known as much for his prose as for his travels to exotic locales, his gusto and charm created excitement wherever he went. In Ernest's Way, we follow Cristen around the globe to the places he lived, wrote, fought, drank, fished, ran with the bulls and held court with T.S. Elliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and many other influential writers, artists and intellectuals of the 20th century. In fresh and lively prose, Cristen brings to life atmosphere of La Closerie des Lilas, the Parisian cafe where Hemingway penned The Sun Also Rises. Or to dine on suckling pig at the oldest restaurant in the world, Sobrino de Botín in Madrid, as Hemingway did while writing and drinking three bottles of rioja alta in one sitting. We can follow his path through Northern Italy, where he served as an ambulance driver and was seriously wounded in the First World War, or trek through the locations described in A Farewell to Arms. Ernest's Way is a map to Hemingway’s creative and psychic history—they made him who he was and shaped his life and his work. Ernest’s Way is a guide and literary exploration in to the cities Hemingway visited and lived in, both as they are now and as they were when he graced them. Cristen brings these places to life for the modern reader, allowing all who admire Hemingway's life and literature to enjoy his legacy in a new and vibrant way.
The Paris Book: A Novel About Hemingway's Last Book by Robert Risch
This book was published 3 years ago by Crossroad Press and takes approximately 5.4 hours to read.
While at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1956, a beleaguered Hemingway-suffering from a host of maladies-discovers two trunks filled with notes and manuscripts left there thirty years ago. It is these reminisces that eventually result in the posthumous publication of A Moveable Feast. This historical novel details the subjects of the notes taken in 1921-27 Paris and invents the creation of the last book he wrote before taking his life in 1961.The Paris Book is for both Hemingway readers and scholars. A novel so rich in details, it makes the reader feel as if they are walking with Papa in the City of Light, literature and literati. Risch blends the time of Papa's failing mental health with the escape he discovers within the pages of his newly found Parisian notebooks. The Paris Book is both a memoir and the back story to why my Uncle Ernest Hemingway not only wanted to write, but needed to write, A Moveable Feast. - Hilary Hemingway, author of Hemingway In CubaRobert Risch and I look at Hemingway through many of the same lenses, and, yes, the same love. At the end, Bob has undertaken the research necessary to produce an intimate and warm portrait of Ernesto as he writes The Moveable Feast in Cuba, Spain and Idaho before ending the book-and his life-in 1961. - Norberto Fuentes, Hemingway scholar, author of The Autobiography of Fidel Castro
Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse by Andrea Di Robilant
This book was published 3 years ago by Vintage and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
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