Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

by Lesley M. M. Blume

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Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises by Lesley M. M. Blume

The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world

In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town’s infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip’s maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway’s legendary rise has remained untold until now. 
 
Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume’s vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544276000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,283,162
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

LESLEY M. M. BLUME is an award-winning journalist, author, and cultural historian. She contributes regularly to Vanity Fair, and her work has appeared in many other publications, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Town & Country, and The Paris Review Daily. She is a New Yorker currently based in Los Angeles.
 

Table of Contents

Author's Note viii

Introduction ix

Part I

1 Paris Is a Bitch 3

2 Storming Olympus 19

3 Fortuitous Disasters 33

4 Let the Pressure Build 47

5 Bridges to New York 61

Part II

6 The Catalysts 79

7 Eve in Eden 99

8 The Knock Out 111

9 Breach Season 127

10 Dorothy Parser's Scotch 147

11 Kill or Be Killed 159

Part III

12 How Happy Are Kings 191

13 Sun, Risen 213

Epilogue 223

Acknowledgments 239

Notes 245

Text Permission Credits 321

Photo Credits 323

Index 325

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Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very detailed and beautifully written biography of the Fiesta At Pamploma event. The author describes the characters's lives after Pamploma also which I found very helpful. An excellent biography!
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
Hemingway's life provides fodder for many writers, but M M Blume misses the boat with very little new information on Hemingway. I prodded along in this dull, senseless book hoping to reach the end before I died of boredom. I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures, but the book did little to maintain my attention.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
Hemingway's life provides fodder for many writers, but M M Blume misses the boat with very little new information on Hemingway. I prodded along in this dull, senseless book hoping to reach the end before I died of boredom. I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures, but the book did little to maintain my attention.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
Hemingway's life provides fodder for many writers, but M M Blume misses the boat with very little new information on Hemingway. I prodded along in this dull, senseless book hoping to reach the end before I died of boredom. I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures, but the book did little to maintain my attention.