Intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway’s life, compiled by the steward of the Hemingway estate and featuring contributions by his son and grandson.
For many people, Ernest Hemingway remains more a compilation of myths than a person: soldier, sportsman, lover, expat, and of course, writer. But the actual life underneath these various legends remains elusive; what did he look like as a laughing child or young soldier? What did he say in his most personal letters? How did the train tickets he held on his way from France to Spain or across the American Midwest transform him, and what kind of notes, for future stories or otherwise, did he take on these journeys?
Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts from a Life answers these questions, and many others. Edited and with an introduction by the manager of the Hemingway estate, featuring a foreword by Hemingway’s son Patrick and an afterword by his grandson Seán, this rich and illuminating book tells the story of a major American icon the moments he saw and the thoughts he had every day. It is a one-of-a-kind, stunning tribute to one of the most titanic figures in literature.