Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

by Mary Dearborn


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A St. Louis Post Dispatch Best Book of 2017

The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years is the first to draw on a wide array of never-before-used material, resulting in the most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatic artist. Considered in his time the greatest living American writer, Hemingway was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize whose personal demons undid him in the end, and whose novels and stories have influenced the writing of fiction for generations after his death. Mary V. Dearborn’s revelatory investigation of his life and work substantially deepens our understanding of the artist and the man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525563617
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 212,320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

MARY V. DEARBORN received a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities. She is the author of Mistress of Modernsim, Mailer, Queen of Bohemia, The Happiest Man Alive, Love in the Promised Land, and Pocahontas's Daughters. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Ernest Hemingway: A Biography 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good, interpretive -- sympathetic but critical -- biography of the life of a complex and difficult man, but perhaps not as much as might be wanted/expected about the man's creative skill. the writing that brought about both the literary fame and the legendary *persona.* . Note, by the way, that this is *not* the first full length biography of Hemingway in 15 years -- see the biographies by Charles Hutchisson and Verna Kale that have come out within the past two years -- nor is it the first by a woman -- see, again, Kale's and also Linda Wagner-Martin.
earp30wyatt More than 1 year ago
I am only about 100 pgs in,but thus far I am finding it engrossing,and very interesting. I will write another review when I finish, but I am finding all the research and facts shared,and details interesting and filling in some gaps of his upbringing, which is where I am now. If anyone knows anything about Hemingway, they know he was not a saint, nor his family. So, I am not shocked or surprised, at least thus far. More later.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
pathetic and insensible