Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises
Biographical/historical study of Hemingway’s groundbreaking modernist classic beginning with his 1929 marriage to Hadley and subsequent departure for Europe and closing with his 1933 return visit to Paris. Blume covers the modernist milieu of 1920s Paris and Spain, the author’s creation of a public persona, and meteoric rise to fame. Discusses the novel’s real-life models and the maelstrom of events that transpired in Paris and Pamplona, along with the novel’s composition and publication history and critical reception. Nifty epilogue outlines the ensuing lives of those who inspired Hemingway’s characters. Draws on existing biographies, memoirs, correspondence, newspaper articles, and other historical documents. Features over thirty black-and-white photographs of Hemingway and others of the Lost Generation as well as extensive endnotes and index.