Ernest Hemingway 4 vols
Extensive four volume collection of previously published essays, reviews, and other critical materials on Hemingway’s life and work by well-known Hemingway scholars such as Michael Reynolds, Philip Young, and Mark Spilka. Reviewers include contemporary authors and critics such as Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Edmund Wilson. Chronological arrangement of materials allows readers to trace significant critical trends. Claridge’s introduction surveys Hemingway’s life and career, discussing his innovative writing style and cultural impact. Volume I is devoted to biographical studies, memoirs, and interviews. Also includes a chronological list of Hemingway’s major works and a bibliography of book length criticism. Volume II focuses on Hemingway’s ties to Europe and contributions to the short story genre. Volume III is devoted to critical essays on the major works, including The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, Islands in the Stream, and The Garden of Eden. Volume IV provides a general critical overview of Hemingway and his work. Concludes with a helpful index of all four volumes.