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The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907–1922 (The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Band 1) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 20. Oktober 2011
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'The collected Hemingway letters will be enthusiastically welcomed by the scholarly world as well as the legion of Hemingway enthusiasts around the world. He is not only one of the most important twentieth-century writers in the world, but a fascinating and frank letter writer. This collection will be an invaluable addition to the world of letters.' Noel Riley Fitch
'And so begins the ambitious - and highly anticipated - publication of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, a vast collection that proves to be both a revealing autobiography and the passkey to his literary works. This first volume is a vibrant portrait of the artist as a young man, striking all the notes that will resonate as themes in the epic life and epochal literature that lie ahead.' A. Scott Berg
'This Cambridge edition of all of Hemingway's known letters is as elegant and proper a solution as one could wish to such a daunting challenge: how to make this treasure available to all interested scholars and readers for generations to come. I think that Papa Hemingway would be pleased.' Charles Scribner
'[Hemingway's] letters were never intended for publication, and they are surprising … Behind the hard-living, hard-loving, tough-guy literary persona we find a loyal son pouring his heart out to his family, an infatuated lover, an adoring husband, and a highly committed friend.' Robert McCrum, The Guardian
'A work of monumental authority, shrewd and sympathetic, which will be indispensable for anyone delving into Hemingway's childhood affections, adolescent bravura, and the hope, enthusiasm and disgust of his early manhood.' The Spectator
'Magnificently edited … [this volume] is a work of true literary scholarship … what makes this first volume more than a mere collection of juvenilia is that here is all the evidence of the writer - and the man - that he was to become.' Literary Review
'By any measure it's a Very Big Deal.' The Scotsman
'This book combines the most serious scholarship with great readability - the perfect Christmas gift.' Standpoint
'The existence of some of these documents (pre-dating Hemingway's fame) is close to a miracle, and the Letters is without question a spectacular scholarly achievement.' The Scotsman
'Hemingway's letters burst off the page with all his swaggering vigour, brio, brilliance, wit and rage.' The Guardian
'An intriguing insight into the evolving personality before it entered the public arena.' Dublin Review of Books
'… the expert work of the editors has made a landmark contribution to Hemingway studies and American literature with an impeccably produced first entry in this ambitious series.' Mark Cirino, American Book Review
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With the publication of this authorized collection, readers will have access to the complete letters of Ernest Hemingway for the first time. This first volume documents in rich and lively detail the formative years of a gifted artist with an outsized personality who would both reflect and transform his times.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Volume 1 of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway (1907-1922) is a veritable textbook of scholarly and editorial apparatus. It has a general editor's intro (with notes and works cited); extensive acknowledgements, a note on the text, including rules of transcription and editorial apparatus; a list of abbreviations and short titles; a foreword to the volume; an editor's introduction to the volume; a 1907-22 chronology; six maps; a roster of correspondents, giving brief bios of the recipients of the letters; a calendar of letters; an index of recipients; a general index; 31 photographs; and a couple of facsimilies. All are useful and helpful; the introductory essays are insightful as well. The letters themselves are accompanied by copious notes and sometimes include drawings, doodles, and whimsical icons in place of signatures.
The letters are by turns formal, informal, intimate, sprawling, and rollicking, not at all reminiscent of the tightly controlled prose Hemingway is known for. He constantly invents words, plays with the language, and rides roughshod over standard usage. The letters cover his youth, his war experience, his work for the Toronto Star, and the beginning of his formative literary years in Paris. Those who have worked so hard and so long to stereotype and pigeonhole Hemingway will be bitterly disappointed at the degree of uncooperativeness he shows here. Many letters are to his family, of whom he expresses a warm regard. (Sadly, many of the letters he wrote to his first wife, Hadley, were destroyed.) He appears sensitive rather than a braggart regarding his war experiences, and he comes across as an idealistic, intelligent, and charming young man. It's not surprising that the author of these letters ended up with a Nobel Prize for literature; it's just surprising that the styles of his letters and his fiction differed so widely, his fiction so highly crafted and his letters so offhand, casual, and openly expressive.
Any book with as many details and facts as this one will inevitably have errors. I've spent a week with this one, however, and have not yet located any, neither errors of fact nor typographical errors. The volume is handsomely designed, stoutly bound and gathered, printed on excellent stock, and ready to go the distance.
Somewhere near the top of Mount Parnassus there's a crowd of immortals waiting for the opening bell. The reigning champ is waiting. The English kid may be short and may have that Romantic Poet reputation, but he grew up on the mean streets, is as tough as they come, and will lay a glove on anybody who squares off with him. So watch out, Papa, when you step into that ring. It's you and Keats for the title now.
I can say I know that the author spent tons of hours of research and writing with all the assistance she could obtain to provide the true facts and all unpublished information found available.
This is an excellent book for those 'hooked' on Hemmingway, for students of interest, and for those readers who want to read an excellent book.
Thanks for all your effort, your excellent research and your wonderful writing and reporting abilities, and for this great book.
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