Hemingway: The Final Years

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - 416 pàgines
Michael Reynolds's 'masterpiece in the making' concludes with a rich and sympathetic portrayal of Nobel Prize recipient Hemingway's final twenty years. Hemingway's triumphs as a writer during the 1940s and 1950s accompanied a life of risk and danger. Reynolds discovers the truth about Hemingway's activities during the war years, including running a counterintelligence operation in Havana and riding a landing craft into the horror of Omaha Beach on D-Day. The postwar period was the most productive of Hemingway's writing life, when he authored the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Old Man and the Sea and five posthumously published books, including A Moveable Feast. Even as Hemingway graced the cover of Life magazine, his physical and mental health deteriorated while his public image as hunter and sportsman continued to demand the strenuous life. In 1961 he committed suicide, leaving behind the stuff of which American myths are made. Using newly available letters, recently published memoirs, previously classified documents in the National Archives, and detailed interviews, Reynolds brings to these later years the sensitive eye of a biographer who has matured along with his subject, evocatively recreating Hemingway's life and the atmosphere of postwar America. The result is the fullest and most accurate account of Hemingway's final years ever written.
 

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Completing his celebrated five-volume study, Reynolds traces a dark change in Hemingway's later personality, while correcting the old wisdom that the writer was unable to work in his autumn years ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Maps
11
Ringing the Changes July to Early Winter 1940
21
To Mandalay and Back January to September 1941
37
Voyagers September 1941 to Christmas 1942
50
American Patrol January to July 1943
73
Intermezzo August 1943 to May 1944
82
Putting on the Ritz June July August 1944
96
Down among the Dead Men September to November 1944
110
Roadstead of the Heart November 1950 to February 1952
233
The Artists Rewards March 1952 to June 1953
249
The Phoenix June 1953 to March 1954
264
Fortune and Mens Eyes March 1954 to January 1956
278
Intimations of Mortality January 1956 to March 1957
292
Cuba Libre April 1957 to December 1958
303
Exiles from Eden January 1959 to January 1960
317
The Body Electric January 17 1960 to July 2 1961
339

Starting Over March to December 1945
127
Rules of the Game 1946
137
Year of the Dog 1947
153
Enter Biographers Stage Left December 1947 to September 1948
163
Sentimental Journey September 1948 to May 1949
176
Venice Preserved May to December 1949
201
The Middle Parts of Fortune January to October 1950
215
October 26 1998
360
Chronology
361
Notes
370
Acknowledgments
407
Index
409
Copyright

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Sobre l'autor (2000)

Michael Reynolds was a professor of English at North Carolina State University and a finalist for the National Book Award for Young Hemingway . His other works include Hemingway: The Paris Years and Hemingway: The Homecoming .

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