New Books on Hemingway Hitting the Bookshelves

There is an abundance of new work out on Author Ernest Hemingway including, Ernest Hemingway: A Biography, from Mary Dearborn who I believe is the first women to write a biography on Hemingway. Enjoy!


The Letters of Ernest Hemingway Has Arrived

Letters of Ernest Hemingway Volume 2 book jacketThe second volume of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway has arrived!  One of the first things that I noticed as I started to read Volume 2: 1923-1925 of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway (Cambridge University Press 2013, 518 pages, $27) was the mention, in Sandra Spanier’s Editor’s Inroduction, of increasing this project from a twelve-volume edition to at least a seventeen-volume edition.  Happy news for all the Hemingway fans out there.  Spanier also  mentioned that they have thousands of letters from Hemingway containing more than three million words.  This historic volume of work, containing 242 letters, was edited once again by Sandra Spanier and Robert Trogden, with the addition of Albert Defazio III, focuses on Hemingway’s early years in Paris which personally are some of my favorite.

Beyond Death in the Afternoon

BeyondDeathKindleCover.24865348_stdI saw on the New Street Communications website – a small publisher out of R.I. – that World-renowned Hemingway scholar Allen Josephs has his new book coming out Beyond Death in the Afternoon. Professor Josephs is also the past President of the Hemingway Society and teaches English at the University of West Florida. I look forward to reading his latest work on Hemingway.

Published September 2013

Purchase as an Amazon Kindle edition in the USA: $2.99

Purchase as a paperback in the USA: $9.95

Suggested Reading on Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway_Review_Spring_2012With the new year comes a renewed sense of interest in Ernest Hemingway so I put a list together on various scholarly works, Hemingway blogs and websites that you might find interesting. In addition, please refer to my Blogroll on the lower right side of this blog – there are some great websites that reference Hemingway.

I’m always visiting Ally Baker’s Hemingway Project blog – and you should too – it has some of the best Hemingway-related interviews on the web! I enjoyed her interviews on Rene Villarreal especially after I read his book. I also enjoyed her interview with Hemingway’s nephew John Sanford.

Another interesting blog is Hemingway’s Paris – it has not been updated recently but the content is great.

Ernest Hemingway: Six Decades of Criticism. Edited by Linda Wagner, Michigan State University Press, 1987. This book contains some great criticism regarding his novels and characters. I found a short piece titled ON HEMINGWAY by Claude McHay (pg. 167-169) that talked about a meeting with McKay and Hemingway in Paris in 1924 discussing In Our Time. 

One of the top Hemingway scholars and editor of the Hemingway Review, Susan Beegle has a great interview on Hemingway that can be found here plus a book that is on my radar that I need to read Hemingway’s Neglected Short Stories. There is also an interview, in the Kansas City Star, with her that discusses what she likes about Hemingway.

After receiving a series of papers on Hemingway from Professor Donald Daiker, I had to get Modern American Fiction: Form & Function (edited by Thomas Daniel Young, Louisiana State University Press, 1989) mainly because of Professor Daiker’s chapter – The Affirmative Conclusion of The Sun Also Rises, this is a must read.

I hope you enjoy these books, blogs and websites – let me know what you think…and Have a Happy, Healthy New Year.

A Big Thank-you to Professor Donald Daiker!

I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting University of Miami (OH) 0-1Professor Donald Daiker but hopefully one day I will – who knows maybe I can get back to Paris (in 2014) and meet him at one of the Hemingway conferences. I had requested some information on Ernest Hemingway last month and he ended up sending me a bunch of reading material on Hemingway and I wanted to say thank you!

I will especially look forward to reading the 2007 Hemingway Review and his article on Jake Barnes and The Sun Also Rises in that particular issue as well as the 2009 issue that looks at  Lady Ashley and Pedro Romero. Finally, in the book Modern American Fiction, I look forward to reading “The Affirmative Conclusion of The Sun Also Rises and once again read Professor Daiker’s viewpoint.

Sometimes an unexpected surprise just makes your day especially if it involves Hemingway material and the kindness of others!

Recent Articles Pertaining to Hemingway

Over the past few weeks I have come across a few websites and articles that discuss various aspects of Ernest Hemingway’s life and work that I found interesting and maybe you will too.

This is actually a new site called The Hemingway Papers that looks at his work while at the Toronto Star.

This is a site that enables you to purchase the 70 articles that Hemingway wrote from 1920-24.

From the London Review – an article by Andrew O’Hagan, Issues for His Prose Style.

Read an interesting article on EH in SLATE by Nathan Heller.

Read a piece in Literature on Hemingway’s work as a newspaper reporter.

Thesis on EH Across the River and Into the Trees

I added a new thesis involving Ernest Hemingway that I found today from Kathleen Robinson when she was a graduate student at the University of South Florida. Her Dissertation was titled Testimony of trauma: Ernest Hemingway’s narrative progression in Across the river and into the trees (dated: 2010).

Ms. Robinson’s abstract:

Specifically, the study of the progression focuses on examining Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees for evidence of traumas’ effects on Hemingway’s development of narrative structure. Throughout his career, Hemingway pinpoints the importance of witnessing and experiencing war on a writer. I endeavor to demonstrate—in detail, achieved by close reading, and with solid evidence—how the imbrication of trauma in Across the River and into the Trees represents a vital moment in Hemingway’s progression as a writer. My assertion, a new calculus of subjectivity and objectivity appearing in the narrative structure via the protagonist, viably counters previous critical dismissal of this text and offers new horizons for studies of form and content in Hemingway’s writing.