Hemingway’s Pursuit of Fame
On Hemingway’s enduring literary legacy and mythic status, with the latter (cultivated in part by the author himself) eventually eclipsing his creative powers by the 1950s. Bruccoli covers Hemingway’s devotion to craft, literary feuds, distrust of critics and academics, and political nonconformity. Previously published as the introduction to Hemingway and the Mechanism of Fame, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman, xvii-xxvi. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2006.
On Books and Writers: Selected Essays