Dear Papa, Dear Hotch: The Correspondence of Ernest Hemingway and A. E. Hotchner
Collection of over 150 letters spanning their fourteen-year friendship from 1948 to 1961 on topics ranging from books and travel to marital problems and money. DeFazio’s introduction surveys the important roles the young Hotchner played in the aging writer’s life such as surrogate son, editor of The Dangerous Summer, and adaptor of Hemingway’s works for stage, television, and movies. Each letter is annotated along with a description of the original manuscript and envelope. Helpful appendix lists Hotchner’s suggested cuts for The Dangerous Summer, Hemingway’s responses to those suggestions, and their disposition in both Life and Scribner’s 1985 edition. Includes index.