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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.
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.
Acclaim for Mary V. Dearborn’s ERNEST HEMINGWAY
“The most fully faceted portrait of Hemingway now available.” —The Washington Post
“A fresh perspective. . . . Keenly dispassionate, coolly discerning. . . . A kind of extended autopsy, not only of Hemingway’s life, but his reputations as a model of American virility and as an enduring literary figure.” —USA Today
“Perceptive and tough-minded. . . . Dearborn skillfully covers an enormous range of rich material.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Fresh. . . . Impeccably researched. . . . Hemingway fans will find something interesting on almost every page.” —Houston Chronicle
“A compelling portrait. . . . Dearborn captures Hemingway in all of his extremes, the story of a hugely flawed and endlessly compelling human being producing enduring art.” —Star Tribune