Stephen Fender, 23 June 1988
Show More Hemingway by Kenneth Lynn.
Simon and Schuster, 702 pp., £16, September 1987, 0 671 65482 9Show More
The Faces of Hemingway: Intimate Portraits of Ernest Hemingway by those who knew him by Denis Brian.
Grafton, 356 pp., £14.95, May 1988, 0 246 13326 0Show More
“... it, is not ‘a haunted Nick Adams, or a crippled Jake Barnes, or a hollowed-out Frederic Henry, but an overbearing know-it-all named Ernest Hemingway’. Max Eastman said Hemingway had false hair on his chest. Gertrude Stein, in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, called his courage into question. Of course, there was a lot to debunk ...”