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The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

Volume 5. 1932–1934

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway

  • Date Published: June 2020
  • availability: In stock
  • 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 eighty-five 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘Cambridge and the editors have produced a ‘damned good’, magisterial work on one of the most complicated and skilful writers in English, and scholars and book lovers will eagerly await the twelve or more volumes to come.’ Austin Long, The Review of English Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521897372
    • length: 840 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 51 mm
    • weight: 1.44kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • 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


    Sandra Spanier, Pennsylvania State University
    Sandra Spanier, Edwin Earle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, is General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway and co-editor of the first 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 (Cambridge, 2013), and she serves on the editorial board of The Hemingway Review. Her books include Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters (2015), Process: A Novel by Kay Boyle (2001) and Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles's rediscovered play, Love Goes to Press (1995; revised edition 2010).

    Miriam B. Mandel, Tel-Aviv University
    Miriam B. Mandel, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and American Culture at Tel Aviv University, served as Associate Editor of earlier volumes and co-editor of the fourth volume of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway. Her books include Reading Hemingway: The Facts in the Fictions (1995, re-issued 2011), Hemingway's 'Death in the Afternoon': The Complete Annotations (2008), and Hemingway's 'The Dangerous Summer': The Complete Annotations (2008). She is the editor of A Companion to Hemingway's 'Death in the Afternoon' (2004) and Hemingway and Africa (2011, re-issued 2016), 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.

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