Hemingway: The American Homecoming
Detailed and thorough account of Hemingway’s life, from early 1926 to early 1929. These years include his marriage to second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, birth of second son, Patrick, and suicide of father, Clarence Hemingway. More importantly for literary history, they include the publication of The Sun Also Rises, short stories, Men Without Women, and the composition of A Farewell to Arms. This third installment of Reynolds’s projected full biography follows The Young Hemingway (1986) and Hemingway: The Paris Years (1989), and builds on its own remarkable accomplishment. Impressive and helpful notes and index. Contains numerous documents, including portions of letters by Hadley, Pauline, and Ernest’s parents, newspaper clippings, excerpts of manuscripts, and deleted segments of The Sun Also Rises, and other works.