Posits that Hemingway’s correspondence provided him with a conversational comfort, second only in priority to his professional writing. Spanier provides key biographical background on Hemingway’s letters along with his shifting attitudes toward their publication. Details the letters’ status as commodities and literary artifacts, capturing the flavor of his relationships and revealing valuable insights into his creative process. Recaps the work of the Hemingway Letters Project dedicated to publishing all extant Hemingway letters.
Moddelmog, Debra A. and Suzanne del Gizzo, eds. Ernest Hemingway in Context. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2013.