Concise literary biography geared to a general audience offering a balanced and sympathetic portrait of the man and artist devoted to his craft until the end. Kale describes and critically interprets the relationship between Hemingway’s unfolding life experiences and writings from Oak Park to the posthumous publications. Covers Hemingway’s influential relationships, especially with women, including his wives, Agnes von Kurowsky, and Adriana Ivancich. Kale concludes with an exploration of the effects of concussion and other ailments on the author’s decline. Draws on existing biographies, correspondence, newspaper articles, and other historical documents. Includes two dozen black-and-white photographs, among them a rare photo of Prudence Boulton.