The Young Hemingway by Michael Reynolds

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"The Young Hemingway will entertain and surprise. Not only is it a significant contribution to Hemingway critical biography, but it should rank as one of the best nonfiction books of the year."—Los Angeles Times

Michael Reynolds recreates the milieu that forged one of America's greatest and most influential writers. He reveals the fraught foundations of Hemingway's persona: his father's self-destructive battle with depression and his mother's fierce independence and spiritualism. He brings Hemingway through World War I, where he was frustrated by being too far away from the action and glory, despite his being wounded and nursed to health by Agnes Von Kurowsky—the older woman with whom he fell terribly in love.

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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 June 17, 1998 by W. W. Norton & Company. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In recent months, a manic Peter Griffin biography of Hemingway has followed hard on the heels of a depressive effort by Jeffrey Meyers.

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