Archibald MacLeish: An American Life
Biography of MacLeish’s life, literary accomplishments, and public service. Covers the poet’s artistic circle in 1920s Paris, including Hemingway, Dos Passos, Gerald and Sara Murphy, and John Peale Bishop. Discusses his troubled but lifelong friendship with Hemingway whom he met in 1924. Details their literary rivalry, fishing trips on the Gulf Stream, Cuban visit, and MacLeish’s sickened response to Hemingway’s attempt to absolve himself of the responsibility in the breakup of his first marriage in A Moveable Feast. Frequent references to Hemingway throughout.