Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Life
In this revised edition, Wagner-Martin rounds out her examination of Hemingway's life and career with a fresh investigation of his posthumous works, providing background on their complicated composition histories and addressing their questionable editing. Looks at Hemingway's portraits of friends, mentors, and rivals in A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition and comments on the memoir's usefulness as a handbook for writers; contextualizes his narrative focus on manly pursuits in Islands in the Stream through an examination of his early fiction; and explores his treatment of gender, androgyny, and race in The Garden of Eden, tracing familiar Hemingway themes about writing and unhealthy family dynamics. Draws on biographies, correspondence, memoirs, diaries, and archival materials. Features extensive notes and helpful index.