Looking for Hemingway: Spain, the Bullfights, and a Final Rite of Passage
Biography of Hemingway’s final visits to Spain in 1959 and 1960 chronicling the aging author’s physical and mental decline. Castro details Hemingway’s continued fascination with bullfighting and matadors, difficulties with writing, friendship with wealthy American expatriates Bill and Anne Davis with whom he lived during his visits, and deteriorating marriage to fourth wife, Mary Welsh. Parallels the avant-garde lifestyle of the Lost Generation with the lavish and decadent goings on at the Davises’ villa. Includes notes, critical bibliography, and index.