Hemingway in Italy
Literary biography devoted to Hemingway’s longstanding relationship with Italy from his 1918 wounding to his final return in 1954. Covers Hemingway’s numerous visits, World War I experiences, budding journalism career, and relationship with Adriana Ivancich, inspiration for Renata of Across the River and into the Trees. Owens discusses the influence of the people and places of Italy on the writings of A Farewell to Arms, Across the River and into the Trees, A Moveable Feast, “Che Ti Dice la Patria?,” “Now I Lay Me,” and others, drawing on biographies, critical studies, and correspondence. Includes a critical bibliography but no index.