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  • 14 Oct 2015

    The Puzzle of Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway is cemented in American legend, but behind his terse fiction and complicated personal life lurks an enigmatic man. The publication of his letters offers lovers of his work the chance to put together the puzzle that was Hemingway–the complicated family man, confident young writer, and brash correspondent was a challenge to figure out. Start digging deeper with The […]

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  • 7 Oct 2015

    Traveling with Hemingway

    We know you’ve been waiting for it…Volume 3 of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway is almost here! From meeting publishers in New York to sportfishing in Cuba to watching Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls, Hemingway’s letters to family, friends, and colleagues from 1926 to 1929 paint a vivid portrait of an adventurous man always on the move, always […]

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  • 4 Dec 2013

    Holiday Gift Guide: For the Literati

    Got a poetry lover in your life? Family members who can't get enough of classic American fiction? Fans of C.S. Lewis or Shakespeare devotees? We've got suggestions from the Cambridge shelves for you!

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  • 5 Nov 2013
    Frances B.

    Hemingway on Writing

    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed," Hemingway once said. However, The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 2 (1923-1925) reveals that Hemingway had quite a few more tips on his craft.

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  • 8 Oct 2013

    How Well Do You Know Hemingway’s Slang?

    The letters in Volume 2 show a Hemingway very different from the one we see in his novels—a funny, irreverant writer carrying on casual conversations with his friends. His letters are peppered with 1920s slang and words he and his friends invented to talk to each other. Take our quiz and see how many you can figure out!

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  • 1 Oct 2013

    Hemingway’s Europe

    Hemingway lived a peripatetic life in Europe: first as a journalist for the Toronto Star, then as a full-time writer based in Paris. We trace the key locales that shaped him and his writing in Volume 2.

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  • 24 Sep 2013

    The Paris (and Toronto) Years

    Volume 2 may span only two years (1923-1923), but it spans a tumultuous period in Hemingway's life: he travels to Spain and discovers bullfighting; he moves his family to Toronto; he resents it so much he moves back to Paris; he publishes his first book of short stories, and begins work on what would become The Sun Also Rises. This timeline presents key events that take place in this installment.

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  • 17 Sep 2013

    My Dinner with Hemingway

    The decade of glitz and glamour in the City of Lights was also a period of fabulous French food. With this menu, sample recipes from Ernest Hemingway's Paris and dishes he mentioned in The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 2.

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