True at First Light

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743241762

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Both a revealing self-portrait and dramatic fictional chronicle of his final African safari, Ernest Hemingway's last unpublished work was written when he returned from Kenya in 1953. Edited by his son Patrick, who accompanied his father on the safari, True at First Light offers rare insights into the legendary American writer. A blend of autobiography and fiction, the book opens on the day his close friend Pop, a celebrated hunter, leaves Ernest in charge of the safari camp and news arrives of a potential attack from a hostile tribe. Drama continues to build as his wife, Mary, pursues the great black-maned lion that has become her obsession, and Ernest becomes involved with a young African girl whom he supposedly plans to take as a second bride. Increasingly enchanted by the local African community, he struggles between the attraction of these two women and the wildly different cultures they represent. Spicing his depictions of human longings with sharp humor, Hemingway captures the excitement of big-game hunting and the unparallel beauty of the landscape. Rich in laughter, beauty and profound insight. True at First Light is an extraordinary publishing event -- a breathtaking final work from one of our most beloved and important writers.

The New Hemingway Studies

Author: Kirk Curnutt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108849148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 6101


The subject of endless biographies, fictional depictions, and critical debate, Ernest Hemingway continues to command attention in popular culture and in literary studies. He remains both a definitive stylist of twentieth-century literature and a case study in what happens to an artist consumed by the spectacle of celebrity. The New Hemingway Studies examines how two decades of new-millennium scholarship confirm his continued relevance to an era that, on the surface, appears so distinct from his—one defined by digital realms, ecological anxiety, and globalization. It explores the various sources (print, archival, digital, and other) through which critics access Hemingway. Highlighting the latest critical trends, the contributors to this volume demonstrate how Hemingway's remarkably durable stories, novels, and essays have served as a lens for understanding preeminent concerns in our own time, including paranoia, trauma, iconicity, and racial, sexual, and national identities.

Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway

Author: Lisa Tyler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Provides background information on the life of Ernest Hemingway and his development as a writer, and includes critical examinations of his major works, his short fiction, and works published posthumously.

Modernism on File

Author: C. Culleton,Karen Leick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230610390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

View: 1291


Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950 brings together important new scholarship focused on J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and its institutional presence in shaping and directing American print, film, and art culture. From Harlem to Hollywood, Hoover and his bureau workers were bent on decontaminating America's creativity and this collection looks at the writers and artists who were tagged, tracked, and in some cases, trapped by the FBI. Contributors detail the threatening aspects of political power and critique the very historiography of modernism, acknowledging that modernism was on trial during those years.

Hemingway and Africa

Author: Miriam B. Mandel

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571134832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

View: 4454


New scholarly essays providing a multifaceted approach to the role of Africa in Hemingway's life and work.

Bamboo

Author: William Boyd

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408835959

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

View: 1580


Throughout his career as a novelist, William Boyd has never stopped writing non-fiction, providing a fascinating counterpoint to the world of his novels. Bamboo gathers together Boyd's writing on literature, art, the movie business, television, people he has met, places he has visited and autobiographical reflections on his African childhood and his years at boarding school. From Pablo Picasso to the allure of the British caff, from Charles Dickens to Catherine Deneuve, from mini-cabs to Brideshead Revisited, this collection proves an engrossing and revealing companion to the work of one of Britain's leading novelists.

The Critics and Hemingway, 1924-2014

Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 157113591X

Category:

Page: 310

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Traces Hemingway's critical fortunes over the ninety years of his prominence, telling us something about what we value in literature and why scholarly reputations rise and fall.

The Hemingway Collection

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476791988

Category: Fiction

Page: 8524

View: 7928


Simon & Schuster presents a beautifully packaged bind-up of the Hemingway collection, available for the first time in ebook. Featuring the novels, short stories, and articles that brought Hemingway to fame, all together in one place with a fantastic new jacket to brighten up your ebookshelf. Inside you will discover The Sun Also Rises with a fresh new introduction from Philipp Meyer (author of American Rust and The Son), For Whom the Bell Tolls introduced by renowned war journalist Jeremy Bowen, and A Moveable Feast introduced by acclaimed Irish author, Colm Toíbín.

The Man Who Wasn't There

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0755634365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4674


Ernest Hemingway was an involuntary chameleon, who would shift seamlessly from a self-cultivated image of hero, aesthetic radical, and existential non-conformist to a figure made up at various points of selfishness, hypocrisy, self-delusion, narcissism and arbitrary vindictiveness. Richard Bradford shows that Hemingway's work is by parts erratic and unique because it was tied into these unpredictable, bizarre features of his personality. Impressionism and subjectivity always play some part in the making of literary works. Some authors try to subdue them while others treat them as the essentials of creativity but they endure as a ubiquitous element of all literature. They are the writer's private signature, their authorial fingerprint. In this ground-breaking and intensely revealing new biography, including previously unpublished letters from the Hemingway archives, Richard Bradford reveals how Hemingway all but erased his own existence through a lifetime of invention and delusion, and provides the reader with a completely new understanding of the Hemingway oeuvre.