The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 5, 1932-1934
The Letters of Ernest
Hemingway, Volume 5, spanning 1932 through May 1934, traces the completion and publication of Death in the Afternoon and Winner
Take Nothing. During this intensely active period, Hemingway hunts in Arkansas and Wyoming, fishes the waters off Key West
and Cuba, revisits Madrid and Paris, and undertakes a long-anticipated African safari. He witnesses transitions at home and
abroad: the deepening Great Depression, Prohibition-era rumrunning, revolution in Cuba, and political unrest in Spain. His
readership and celebrity continue to expand as he begins writing for the new men's magazine Esquire. As the volume ends, Hemingway
has just acquired his beloved boat, Pilar. The letters detail these events as well as his relationships with his family, friends,
publishers, critics and literary contemporaries including editor Maxwell Perkins, Archibald MacLeish, John Dos Passos, Ezra
Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Together the letters paint an intimate self-portrait of this multi-faceted, self-confident,
energetic artist in his prime.
List of plates; List of maps; General editor's introduction; Acknowledgments; Note on
the text; Abbreviations and short titles; Introduction to the volume; Chronology; Maps; The Letters 1932-May 1934; Roster
of correspondents; Calendar of letters; Index of recipients; General index.
This collection of letters, 85 percent
of them previously unpublished, constitute a rich self-portrait of the artist and a vivid eyewitness chronicle of the twentieth