Ernest Hemingway: War as an Aphrodisiac
Biographical account of the author’s life and works, drawing from his letters and fiction. Extensive coverage of his four marriages, writing anxiety, frequent depression, boredom, and alcoholism. Sonnenberg discusses Hemingway’s attitude toward war, particularly the Spanish Civil War and World War II, and career as a war correspondent. Identifies war as the environment where Hemingway felt most useful and at peace. Frequent references to For Whom the Bell Tolls and Men at War.
Still We Danced Forward: World War II and the Writer’s Life