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Ernest Hemingway A to Z by Charles M. Oliver

Ernest Hemingway A to Z

by Charles M. Oliver

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0816039348, Paperback)

The powerful and groundbreaking novels and short stories of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway have had a lasting influence on twentieth-century literature. The 100th anniversary of his birth in 1999 will bring increased attention to his life and works. Ernest Hemingway A to Z examines every aspect of the life, work, and legacy of this literary icon.

In addition to providing detailed synopses of all of Hemingway's novels, short stories, plays, and nonfiction writings, the book draws on a vast array of letters, bibliography, criticism, correspondence, reviews, and the text themselves. This invaluable encyclopedia answers every reader's questions about this quintessentially American writer.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:25 -0400)

"Ernest Hemingway A to Z was conceived and written to present readers with the what, when, where, and how of Hemingway. In keeping with the spirit of his own approach to literature, this reference is designed to facilitate direct encounters with Hemingway's works; interpretation is provided only where necessary for coherence.Among the many features of this volume are extensive entries for Hemingway's major works, such as The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and A Farewell to Arms, including publication data and critical reception; detailed articles for each of Hemingway's most famous characters, such as Nick Adams, Brett Ashley, Thomas Hudson, Margot Macomber, Santiago, and more; entries that provide precise descriptions of locations and plot devices Hemingway used in his stories, such as geographical settings, landscape, flora, fauna, guns, boats, fishing tackle, foods, cocktails, and more; biographical data for important political figures of Hemingway's time, such as Francisco Franco, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin; biographical entries for such 20th-century artistic luminaries as Gertrude Stein, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, and Ezra Pound and descriptions of Hemingway's encounters with them; discussions of Hemingway's depictions of the "lost generation" and the American expatriate community in Europe; and literary concepts and forms originated or embraced by Hemingway, such as the theory of omission, or "iceberg principle," the elusive fourth and fifth dimension in writing, and the short declarative sentence."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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