Gerald Murphy in Letters, Literature and Life
Catalogue accompanying the exhibition on the Murphys and their artistic circle. Miller’s essay focuses on those writers who included the Murphys as subjects in their works, e.g. Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Dos Passos. Drawing heavily on 1920s and 1930s correspondence, Miller provides an extensive overview of the influence the Murphys had on literature of the period, focusing on A Moveable Feast and For Whom the Bell Tolls. Contends that Hemingway’s complicated relationship with the Murphys can be seen in A Moveable Feast but is more evident in For Whom the Bell Tolls, with Sara’s strength depicted in Pilar’s power and Gerald’s cowardice in Pablo.
Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy