The Hemingway Bibliography


The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 4, 1929-1931

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Spanier, Sandra and Miriam B. Mandel, eds. The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 4, 1929-1931. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.


The fourth volume of an estimated seventeen volume series of all known surviving letters from April 1929 through 1931. On a personal level, the letters cover Hemingway's return to Paris with second wife, Pauline, passion for the bullfights in Spain, hunting and fishing with friends in Wyoming, recovery from a debilitating car accident, and move to Key West. Professionally, they document the immediate critical and popular success of A Farewell to Arms, his negotiations for film rights and foreign publications of the novel, and work on Death in the Afternoon. Features useful introductory materials, including essays on Hemingway’s letter writing habits, biography of the author’s personal and professional life during the covered years, detailed chronology, and maps. Meticulous endnotes annotate each of the 430 letters, identifying references to people, places, and events. Extensive index.



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