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The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

Volume 6: 1934–1936

Author(s): Ernest Hemingway , Edited by Sandra Spanier, Verna Kale, Miriam B. Mandel

ISBN: 9780521897389
Publication Date: 16/5/24
Pages: 786
Format: Hardback
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The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 6 (June 1934–June 1936) traces the completion and publication of Hemingway's experimental nonfiction book Green Hills of Africa and work on stories including 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber' and 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro.' In more than twenty pieces in Esquire, he relates his hunting and fishing exploits, discusses writing and writers, and becomes more politically vocal, addressing topical concerns. During this period he immerses himself in big game fishing off Key West, Cuba, and Bimini, gathering specimens for scientific study and making record catches, as well as taking on boxing challengers. He maintains longstanding literary friendships, advises and helps aspiring writers and contemporary artists, and makes public his disdain of critics. Volume 6 also features for the first time an Appendix of Earlier Letters (1918–1934) that have come to light since publication of previous volumes. Writing his epistolary autobiography, Hemingway himself reveals the many and sometimes contradictory facets of his wide-ranging genius.

  • Volume 6 provides accurate transcriptions of all located Hemingway letters written from June 1934 through June 1936
  • Of the 366 letters of this period in the volume, about 85% are appearing in print for the first time
  • Includes, for the first time in the series, an Appendix of Earlier Letters that have come to light since publication of the previous volumes
  • It contains 47 items dating back to 1918, with recipients including a high school girlfriend, members of his 1921 wedding party, writers Morley Callaghan and Donald Ogden Stewart, and Spanish painter Joan Miró
  • Visual material includes maps of significant locations and travels, facsimile reproductions, Hemingway's own in-text drawings and sketches and a 16-page plate section with photos of Hemingway and his correspondents, family and friends, many of which have never previously appeared in print