Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa Gets a New Skin

Credit: http://simonandshuster.com
Credit: http://simonandshuster.com

Ernest Hemingway’s 1935 classic Green Hills of Africa has been updated as part of The Hemingway Literary Edition. This was Hemingway’s second venture into the world of nonfiction, following Death in the Afternoon (1932).

Both Patrick and Sean Hemingway have added new sections: the foreword and the new introduction. The four new sections at the end of the book include:

  1. Appendix 1: Pauline Pfieffer Hemingway’s Journal (1933-1934).
  2. Appendix 11: Introductory Letter from Hemingway and Safari Notes
  3. Appendix 111: The Tanganyika Letters
  4. Appendix 1v: Early Drafts and Deleted Passages from GHA

The section from Pauline Pfieffer, Hemingway’s second wife, offers an interesting perspective. She studied writing at the University of Missouri and received her undergraduate degree in journalism, she wrote for Vogue magazine in Paris and Vanity Fair and she definitely offers a “fresh perspective.”

His book is the result of a month long African safari in December 1933 with his wife Pauline.

Additional Reading

Books of the Time, NY Times, October, 1935

Green Hills of Africa – Writer on Writer Blog

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