Ernest Hemingway: A Biography
Drawing on Hemingway’s medical records, FBI and KGB files, correspondence, family papers, and other sources, Dearborn provides a balanced portrait of Hemingway’s life and literary accomplishments from Oak Park to Ketchum. Dearborn examines the development of Hemingway’s craft, focusing on those influential relationships with family and mentors that helped shape his writings while also situating his novels, short stories, and other writings within their cultural and historical milieus. Pays particular attention to Hemingway’s complex relationship with his mother, struggles with alcoholism, writer’s block, and manic depression compounded by traumatic brain injury. Extensive notes, critical bibliography, and index.