Hemingway and Pound: A Most Unlikely Friendship
Concise biography of their lengthy friendship, beginning with their initial 1922 Paris meeting and ending with their deaths. Cohassey covers Pound’s influence on the young Hemingway’s style, their work with the little magazines, differing political views, Hemingway’s meteoric literary rise, Pound’s declining mental health, and Hemingway’s considerable efforts to free the incarcerated Pound following World War II. The study closes with a brief assessment of the legacy of these two literary giants on later generations of writers. Cohassey draws on correspondence, memoirs, and writings from the Literary Review, and elsewhere. Extensive notes and bibliography. Helpful index. References to In Our Time, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Death in the Afternoon, and A Moveable Feast.