Still Famous after All These Years: Ernest Hemingway in the Twenty-First Century
Considers the state of Hemingway family affairs as beneficiaries and overseers of the writer's legacy and brand in the "lifestyle" marketplace. Traces an ever-growing academic interest in Hemingway's work and an increasing focus on his literary celebrity. Notes how the run of recent biographies has been "arguably eclipsing interest in his books" and how popular, fictional takes on his life continue to heighten his fame beyond the bounds of his literature. In sum, argues how even Hemingway's suicide contributed to his celebrity and complicated the persisting image of him as a male icon and "man of the world."