“Scribner, now an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is publishing a new edition of the book in July, what it is calling “the restored edition,” and this time it is edited by Sean Hemingway, a grandson of Hemingway and Pauline. Among the changes he has made is removing part of that final chapter from the main body of the book and placing it in an appendix, adding back passages from Hemingway’s manuscript that Sean believes paint his grandmother in a more sympathetic light.
“I think this edition is right to set the record straight,” said Sean Hemingway, 42, who said Mary cut out Hemingway’s “remorse and some of the happiness he felt and his very conflicted views he had about the end of his marriage.” Hemingway committed suicide before he could write that book. Sean, an associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art who had previously edited anthologies of Hemingway’s writings on war and hunting, worked with manuscripts housed in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. His new edition, which will be in bookstores as early as this week, is made up of the 19 chapters that Hemingway wanted to include, in the order he had placed them. The remaining 10 chapters are moved into a section called “Additional Paris Sketches.” Read full story here in the Seattle Times and see NY Times story on same topic here.