The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 2, 1923-1925
Including all known surviving letters from Hemingway’s early Paris years, this is the second volume of an estimated seventeen volume series of Hemingway’s correspondence. On a personal level, the letters show Hemingway’s devotion to wife Hadley and son Bumby, growing passion for Spain, and blossoming friendship with Pauline Pfeiffer. Professionally, they document his transformative relationships with Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and others of the Lost Generation, his stylistic and creative development including the publication of In Our Time and the writing of The Sun Also Rises, and his involvement with the influential little magazines of the period. Helpful endnotes follow each of the 242 letters, identifying references to people, places, and events. Includes useful introductory materials such as a detailed chronology of the covered years and maps. Extensive index.