9781591027560

Hemingway

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  • ISBN13:

    9781591027560

  • ISBN10:

    159102756X

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-05-25
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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Summary

In the panorama of twentieth-century literature, no figure rivals Ernest Heming way's reputation for taking chances. His exploits in war, expatriate apprenticeship, exotic travel, doomed love affairs, personal demons, and even his shocking final act of suicide are legendary. In Hemingway: So Far from Simple, Donald F. Bouchard examines how Hemingway's lust for danger and the unknown extended to his writing as an "experience of the limit." He took risks as a writer despite the sometimes harsh words of critics and the dismay of readers. Where some of his contemporaries, most notably F. Scott Fitzgerald, stumbled by seeking fortune and glory, Bouchard demonstrates that Hemingway stubbornly refused to allow dishonesty or hypocrisy to taint his body of work. His myth may stand on his colorful life, but his work continues to endure because, as he said, "I only think about writing truly." Book jacket.

Author Biography

Donald F. Bouchard was associate professor of English at McGill University for sixteen years. He is the author of Milton: A Structural Reading and the editor of Language, Counter-memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews by Michel Foucault, currently in its seventh printing. Now retired, he lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Textsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introductionp. 17
A Twenties "Emergence"
"Necessary Measures": Writing and the Inner Experiencep. 33
Rejecting Expatriate Practicep. 49
"Its Fullest Flower at its Rottenest Point"
What You Make of Itp. 69
"My Book Has Created Me"p. 93
"Now there is Politics too"
Being Collectedp. 115
"How It Really Was"p. 125
Conclusion
"Myself I Must Remake"p. 147
Afterwordp. 171
Appendixp. 179
Notesp. 195
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 207
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