In Their Time: The Riddle Behind the Epistolary Friendship Between Ernest Hemingway and Ivan Kashkin
Details Hemingway’s relationship with his Russian translator, critic, epistolary friend, and later biographer Ivan Kashkin. Despite Kashkin’s merciless assessments of Hemingway’s mental health and writing, Hemingway remained loyal to his friend, honoring Kashkin by naming one of the Soviet fighters in For Whom the Bell Tolls after him. Suggesting that each author was the other’s alter ego, Levin examines Kashkin’s poetry and tragic life in the context of their shared generation.
Levin, Elizabeth. “In Their Time: The Riddle Behind the Epistolary Friendship Between Ernest Hemingway and Ivan Kashkin.” Hemingway Review 32, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 95-107.