Comments on his writing of a favorable review of The Old Man and the Sea, his one-time meeting with the author, and Hemingway’s second commission by Life for a nostalgic essay on Spain that turned into the three-part series, The Dangerous Summer. Interesting for what it tells about one older writer’s view of another older writer. Abridged version of his previously published introduction to The Dangerous Summer, 1-40. New York: Scribner’s, 1985.
Literary Reflections: Michener on Michener, Hemingway, Capote and Others