The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 1: 1907-1922
The first volume in an estimated twelve volume series of all surviving letters covering Hemingway’s Oak Park childhood, early journalism career, World War I experience, first marriage, and arrival in Paris. Spanier writes: “Hemingway’s letters present fresh and immediate accounts of events and relationships that profoundly shaped his life and work.” Informative introduction on Hemingway’s letter writing habits and challenges involved in locating and publishing the more than 6,000 letters making up the collection. Useful introductory materials, including a chronology and maps. Helpful endnotes follow each letter, identifying references to people, places, and events. Extensive index.