Ernest Hemingway: The Life as Fiction and the Fiction as Life
Decries critics who discount the importance of imagination in favor of a limited biographical vision of Hemingway’s work. Questions the common critical view that Hemingway’s writings are merely an extension of his life. Rather, Benson sees the author’s life as providing the material for his imagination and the creative act of writing. Passing references to The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, A Moveable Feast, and others.