Hemingway and the Mechanism of Fame: Statements, Public Letters, Introductions, Forewords, Prefaces, Blurbs, Reviews, and Endorsements
Reprints over one hundred items spanning the course of forty years. Contends that these public writings, often written in the guise of support for other writers or products, were carefully crafted by Hemingway to promote his own celebrity. Features over forty illustrations visually mapping the rise of Hemingway’s legendary status. Bruccoli’s introduction also published as “Hemingway’s Pursuit of Fame” in On Books and Writers: Selected Essays, edited by John C. Unrue, 277-86. Columbia, University of South Carolina Press, 2010.