Hemingway by Michael S. Reynolds
The Final Years

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Ernest Hemingway's triumphs as a writer during the 1940s and 1950s accompanied a life of risk and danger. Michael Reynolds discovers the truth about Hemingway's activities during the war years, including running a counterintelligence operation in Havana and riding a landing craft into Omaha Beach on D-Day. The post-war period, when he wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Old Man and the Sea", was the most productive time of Hemingway's writing life but his physical and mental health deteriorated. In 1961 he committed suicide. Using interviews, letters, memoirs and previously classified documents, Reynolds brings his eyes to Hemingway's later years, recreating his life and the atmosphere of post-war America.
 

About Michael S. Reynolds

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Michael Reynolds was a professor of English at North Carolina State University and a finalist for the National Book Award for Young Hemingway. His other works include Hemingway: The Paris Years and Hemingway: The Homecoming.
 
Published July 1, 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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“You know you love the sea and would not be anywhere else,” wrote Ernest Hemingway in Islands in the Stream.

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The author of a multivolume biography of Hemingway (which began with The Young Hemingway, 1986) continues his fact-packed, engaging exploration of the talent Lionel Trilling called perhaps the most ``publicly developed'' in America's history.

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Reynolds (English/North Carolina State Univ.) is on installment three of his Hemingway biography (The Young Hemingway, 1986;

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Reynolds, whose The Young Hemingway was a National Book Award finalist, here reconstructs Hemingway's life in the decade during which he was transformed from a little-known literary cult figure to an American icon--the decade that produced Death in the Afternoon, Green Hills of Africa, Winner Tak...

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The concluding installment of Reynolds's (Hemingway: The Paris Years) three-volume life of Papa makes a fitting centennial tribute to one of the most influential American writers of the century. Here

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Moreover, Reynolds’s Hemingway’s First War, also mentioned in the same footnote, will be published for the first time in paperback by Basil Blackwell this October at $9.95.

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Recurrence in Hemingway and Cézanne [Access article in HTML] [Access article in PDF] Subject Headings: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: A Reference Guide is yet another indispensable addition to Hemingway scholarship by Linda Wagner-Martin.

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