The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 2, 1923-1925
The Letters of Ernest
Hemingway documents the life and creative development of a gifted artist and outsized personality whose work would both reflect
and transform his times. Volume 2 (1923-1925) illuminates Hemingway's literary apprenticeship in the legendary milieu of expatriate
Paris in the 1920s. We witness the development of his friendships with the likes of Sylvia Beach, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and
John Dos Passos. Striving to 'make it new', he emerges from the tutelage of Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein to forge a new style,
gaining recognition as one of the most formidable talents of his generation. In this period, Hemingway publishes his first
three books, including In Our Time (1925), and discovers a lifelong passion for Spain and the bullfight, quickly transforming
his experiences into fiction as The Sun Also Rises (1926). The volume features many previously unpublished letters and a humorous
sketch that was rejected by Vanity Fair.
General editor's preface Sandra Spanier; Acknowledgments; Note on the text;
Abbreviations and short titles; Introduction to the volume J. Gerald Kennedy; Chronology; Maps; The letters, 1923-1925; Roster
of correspondents; Calendar of letters; Index of recipients; General index.
Hemingway's letters, many previously unpublished,
trace his literary apprenticeship in the legendary milieu of expatriate Paris (1923-1925).