Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Life (Literary Lives) by Linda Wagner-Martin

By Linda Wagner-Martin

This Literary lifestyles tells the tale of Hemingway the author via focusing on 4 sessions of his top paintings, formed partly by way of research of the correspondence among him and his 4 wives--and on the subject of Mary Welsh, his final spouse, of her diary and her autobiography. concentration falls at the Hadley Richardson interval (In Our Time and The sunlight additionally Rises), the Pauline Pfeiffer years (A Farewell to Arms), the Martha Gellhorn interval (For Whom the Bell Tolls) and the final (The outdated guy and the Sea).

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Hemingstein. … The enditer is to become man and wife on September the 3rd at Hortense Bay, Michigan, as yet I do not realize all the full horror of marriage … and so if you wish to see me break down at the altar and perhaps have to be carried to the altar in a chair by the crying ushers, it were well that you made your plans to be on tap for that date. The letter closes, “Come Ivory, for Gawd’s sake, come. Be there … Naw Ivory, seriously you know, come to this wedding. Please, please, please! You gotta come.

When she returned to St. Louis, she sent Ernest the Corona typewriter she had long planned to give him for his twenty-second birthday (the birthday she thought was his twenty-third). 26 Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Life Little is known of Hemingway’s real state of mind during that last month before his marriage. Most of his boyhood friends were still bachelors; he could hardly have shared his uneasiness with his parents. It was to Marcelline that he wrote about a month before the ceremony, asking her repeatedly to please come to the wedding.

Grace saw in Hadley a younger version of her own capable self. Admittedly, she did not like the fact that the two would be living abroad, but she was busy with the other Hemingway children. She attended the Horton Bay wedding with all the children dressed in their Sunday best (except for Sunny, who was away at camp) and gave Ernest and Hadley the use of Windemere for their honeymoon—after an arduous cleaning and clearing out of the Hemingway family on the days before the ceremony. As Leicester remembered the turmoil, the confusion was something to see.

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