The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922
With the first publication,
in this edition, of all the surviving letters of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), readers will for the first time be able to
follow the thoughts, ideas and actions of one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century in his own words. This
first volume encompasses his youth, his experience in World War I and his arrival in Paris. The letters reveal a more complex
person than Hemingway's tough guy public persona would suggest: devoted son, affectionate brother, infatuated lover, adoring
husband, spirited friend and disciplined writer. Unguarded and never intended for publication, the letters record experiences
that inspired his art, afford insight into his creative process and express his candid assessments of his own work and that
of his contemporaries. The letters present immediate accounts of events and relationships that profoundly shaped his life
and work. A detailed introduction, notes, chronology, illustrations and index are included.
1. General Editor's introduction
Sandra Spanier; 2. Foreword Linda Patterson Miller; 3. Introduction Robert W. Trogdon; 4. Note on the text; 5. Acknowledgments;
6. Abbreviations and cue-titles; 7. Chronology; 8. The letters, 1907-1922; 9. Roster of correspondents; 10. Calendar of letters;
Hemingway's letters, most previously unpublished, allow an unprecedented insight into his mind and a vivid record
of his turbulent life.