Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences
Geared to lay reader and scholar alike, Mellow’s thorough yet concise biography concentrates mainly on the first thirty years of the author’s life. Especially valuable for its examination of the significant influence of Stein and Pound on the developing writer. Discusses Hemingway’s works at length, including the manuscripts, relating them thematically to the author and his life. This concluding volume follows and builds on Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein & Company (1974) and Invented Lives: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (1984), completing his trilogy on modernist writers and artists. Helpful notes and index.