Hemingway in Africa by Christopher Ondaatje

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Christopher Ondaatje founded Pagurian Press in 1967.
Published September 26, 2003 by HarperCollins. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The gap of Hemingway's African excursions in books about "Papa" is partly filled by this copiously illustrated if casually written work from British explorer-biographer Ondaatje (Journey to the Source of the Nile ).

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USA Today

British explorer Ondaatje takes on people's continued fascination with the ultimate adventure travel: the safari. While Hemingway mined much of his experiences for his fiction, Ondaatje acknowledges that the writer's African adventures were more than dangerous literary-fueled exploits.</p...

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Hemingway in Africa wonderfully combines Ondaatje's extensive knowledge of East Africa with his passion for delving into Hemingway's enigmatic personality and exposing the roots of the writer's love affair with the continent.

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Project MUSE

Although the popular press largely discredited the book as the work of an aging author with only flashes of the old brilliance, for Hemingway scholars and aficionados, True at First Light invited a reassessment of Hemingway's last decade and in particular of the role Africa played in his writing ...

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