By Force of Will: The Life and Art of Ernest Hemingway

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New York Times Book Review
An often illuminating and constantly fascinating mosaic of Ernest Hemingway's mind and personality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140046892
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/27/1978
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
I Fame
The Writer as Celebrity 1
The Penalties of Fame 6
II Money
Preoccupation with the Dollar 10
Offers Refused and Accepted 15
The Morality of Compensation 21
An Angel Named Gus 33
The Artist as Businessman 37
III Money (Continued)
Monumental Generosity 43
Money Corrupts 50
A Moveable Disgust 53
IV Sport
Hemingway as Walter Mitty 60
Boxing and Brawling 63
Outdoorsman: Tyro to Tutor 69
Aficionado and Teacher 86
V Politics
"Some Sort of Y.M.C.A. Show." 93
Courtship by the Masses 99
Two Violent Heroes 106
The Bell Tolls 112
In Dizpraise of Government 121
VI War
War Lover and Hater 125
Tests of Bravery 133
Miles Gloriosus 139
VII Love
First Loves 144
Not Getting Over Hadley 148
Frederic Henry, Selfish Lover 151
The Last Three Wives 162
"Getting Connected Up." 169
Great Lover... 175
... or Sexual Puritan 179
The Mincing Gentry 182
Macho and Midwesterner 188
IX Friendship
A Gift for Friendship 191
"The Career, the Career" 194
Scott versus Ernest 201
A Small Club for the Faithful 215
X Religion
Oak Park Piety 222
Convert to Catholicism? 225
Superstitions and Rituals 230
A Religious Writer 235
Affirmations 238
XI Art
Forging a Style 241
Icebergs and Swords 244
Critics and Competitors 250
The Work Ethic 253
XII Mastery
The Divided Self 259
Omniscience and Invincibility 261
Ernie the Greek 269
The Man Who Would Be King 277
XIII Death
That Old Whore 282
Thoughts on Taking One's Life 285
Grace and Ed Hemingway 290
A Novel about How to Die 299
The Final Torture 303
Acknowledgments and Sources 307
Notes 311
Index 355
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