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Along With Youth Hemingway, the Early Years (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0195050665
ISBN-13: 9780195050660
Sku: 30753845
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  274
Age Range:  NA
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In this compelling biography, Peter Griffin draws on a wealth of previously unpublished material--including numerous letters and five of Hemingway's early short stories that appear in their entirety--to trace the formative years of one of America's most celebrated and influential authors.
Along with Youth examines in richer detail than any previous account Hemingway's midwestern childhood, his relations with his parents, his journalistic apprenticeship, and his experiences as a Red Cross volunteer in Italy during World War I. It sheds new light on his wartime romance with Agnes von
Kurowsky, his first love (and a model for the character of Catherine Barkley in A Farewell to Arms), as well as on the circumstances surrounding his wounding and convalescence. It closes with Hemingway on the brink of the literary career that would bring him worldwide fame.
The five short stories--"The Mercenaries," "Crossroads," "Portrait of an Idealist in Love," "The Ash Heel's Tendon," and "The Current"--reveal that the Hemingway vision and style preceded the 1920s, his Paris years with Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. The book also contains many other newly
uncovered documents--including letters written by Ernest to his closest friend, Bill Horne, before and after the Kurowsky love affair--which provide a rich new perspective on Hemingway's emotional development and his beginnings as a writer. Jack Hemingway, Ernest's son by his first wife, Hadley
Richardson, made his mother's complete correspondence available to Griffin and also contributed a foreword in which he writes, "ÝGriffin¨ has shown me insights into my own father's character and behavior I would not have thought possible in view ofthe time lapse between Hemingway's death and the
research he accomplished."
This is the first installment of a projected three-volume life which promises to be the definitive Hemingway biography for this generation.
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This vivid portrait of the writer on the brink of international acclaim, drawn from a wealth of unpublished materials, analyzes the events that shaped Hemingway's character and career.

Praise

Virginia Quarterly Review
"One of the most purely attractive biographies I ever read." - Ward Just

Village Voice
"Griffin writes in a clear, pleasant style, and knows how to narrate in a subtle fashion. The result is that the reader forms his own, very vivid image of Hemingway's early years." - Mario Vargas Llosa

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0274
Product attributePublisher:   Oxford University Press
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