Hemingway: The 1930s
The fourth installment of Reynolds’s multivolume biography picking up where Hemingway: The American Homecoming (1992) left off. Detailed and thorough account of Hemingway’s life, from early 1929 to early 1939. These years include the birth of his second son, travels to Spain, Africa, and Cuba, fishing in Key West, and meeting Martha Gellhorn. More importantly for literary history, they include the publication of A Farwell to Arms and the composition and publication of Death in the Afternoon, Winner Take Nothing, Green Hills of Africa, To Have and Have Not, and The Fifth Column and the First 49 Stories. Reynolds reconstructs the cultural, historical, and political contexts of the 1930s, reprinting portions of letters, newspaper clippings, and reviews. Helpful notes and index.