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The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

Volume 5. 1932–1934

Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway

  • Publication planned for: June 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521897372


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  • 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.

    • Volume 5 provides accurate transcriptions of all located Hemingway letters written from January 1932 to May 1934
    • Of the 392 letters, some 85 percent are appearing in print for the first time
    • Features a scholarly introduction, extensive annotations and editorial apparatus which includes a roster of correspondents, a chronology of the artist's life to reveal his relationships and activities, and maps of the far-flung places that figure in his letters of this period
    • Contains over forty images including Hemingway's own drawings and contemporary advertisements as well as photographs and facsimiles of letters
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: June 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521897372
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2020
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of maps
    General editor's introduction
    Note on the text
    Abbreviations and short titles
    Introduction to the volume
    The Letters 1932–May 1934
    Roster of correspondents
    Calendar of letters
    Index of recipients
    General index.

  • Author

    Ernest Hemingway


    Miriam B. Mandel, Tel-Aviv University
    Miriam B. Mandel was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and American Culture of Tel Aviv University, served as co-editor of the fourth volume of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway and Associate Editor of the first two volumes. Her books include Reading Hemingway: The Facts in the Fictions (1995), Hemingway's 'Death in the Afternoon': The Complete Annotations (2001), and Hemingway's 'The Dangerous Summer': The Complete Annotations (2008). She is the editor of A Companion to 'Death in the Afternoon' (2004) and Hemingway in Africa (2011). She has published more than thirty essays in academic journals and books, is the recipient of seven major grants, and serves on the editorial board of The Hemingway Review.

    General Editor

    Sandra Spanier, Pennsylvania State University
    Sandra Spanier, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, is General Editor of series The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway and a co-editor of the previous four volumes. Her essays have appeared in Modern Critical Interpretations: 'A Farewell to Arms' (1987), New Essays on 'A Farewell to Arms' (Cambridge, 1990), Hemingway and Women: Female Critics and the Female Voice (2002), and Ernest Hemingway in Context (2013), and she serves on the editorial board of the Hemingway Review. Her books include Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters (2015), Kay Boyle: Artist and Activist (1986) and was editor of Boyle's Life Being the Best and Other Stories (1988) and Process: A Novel (2001) and Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles's rediscovered 1946 play, Love Goes to Press: A Comedy in Three Acts (1995).

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