Why Esquire? The Multiple Voices of Hemingway’s Complex Public Persona
Explores the underlying reasons for Hemingway’s decision to write for the upscale gentlemen’s magazine, including the opportunity to craft his public persona as a hardworking artist and knowledgeable sportsman, respond directly to critical attacks, and supplement his income by working with friend and ally, editor Arnold Gingrich. Fenstermaker praises Hemingway’s canon in Esquire for its broad view of the author’s interests, ideas, and values. Passing references to Death in the Afternoon and Green Hills of Africa.