Hemingway: The Paris Years

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The 1920s in Paris are the pivotal years in Hemingway's apprenticeship as a writer, whether sitting in cafés or at the feet of Gertrude Stein.
These are the heady times of the Nick Adams short stories, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and the writing of The Sun Also Rises. These are also the years of Hemingway's first marriage to Hadley Richardson, the birth of his first son, and his discovery of the bullfights ...

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Overview

The 1920s in Paris are the pivotal years in Hemingway's apprenticeship as a writer, whether sitting in cafés or at the feet of Gertrude Stein.
These are the heady times of the Nick Adams short stories, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and the writing of The Sun Also Rises. These are also the years of Hemingway's first marriage to Hadley Richardson, the birth of his first son, and his discovery of the bullfights at Pamplona.

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Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement
An excellent account of the formative years of the artist. . . . Reynolds is as good on the Paris writing as he is on the Paris life.
Choice
Engrossing. . . . Reynolds's penetrating analysis and meticulous scholarship reveal Hemingway in all his complexity as man and artist, with no flaw glossed over. The hypocrisy, selfishness, paranoia, the discipline, genius, and ruthlessly self-promoting ambition --all are illuminated and woven into a narrative as compelling as a novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393318791
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Pages: 402
  • Sales rank: 318,494
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Reynolds was a professor of English at North Carolina State University and a finalist for the National Book Award for Young Hemingway. His other works include Hemingway: The Paris Years and Hemingway: The Homecoming.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chronology
Maps
Part One: 1922
1. Losses
2. Making Connections
3. Rites of Passage
4. First Blood
5. On the Road
Part Two: 1923
6. Starting Over
7. Form and Ritual
8. Return to Toronto
Part Three: 1924
9. Transatlantic Passage
10. Two-Hearted Paris
11. The Literary Game
12. In Their Time
Part Four: 1925
13. Waiting in Schruns
14. Paris Doldrums
15. Summer of the Sun
16. End Game
17. The Secret Sharers
Notes
Index
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