Book Review: Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From A Life

Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life

by Michael Katakis

Scribner

Biographies & Memoirs

Pub Date 23 Oct 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Ernest Hemingway Artifacts From A Life through Scribner and Netgalley:

Ernest Hemingway was born on July.21.1899 in Oak Park Illinois which was at the time a Conservative suburb of Chicago. His Father Clarence was a doctor and his Mother Grace Hall Hemingway was a musician and a music teacher.

In 1921 Hemmingway Marries Hadley Richardson, they had planned to go to Italy but after learning Paris is the literary center, and offers cheap living they head to Paris.

In 1923 Hemingway’s first book three stories and ten poems is privately published. Hemingway would go on to meet such big names in literature such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein.

Ernest Hemingway and Hadley would have two children together before they are divorced. And on May.10.1927 Ernest Hemingway married Pauline Marie Pfeiffer. He would later divorce Pauline and marry Martha Gelhorn, followed by a final marriage to Mary Welsh Hemingway.

Included in this book are rare photographs and artifacts of Hemingway’s life.

This book includes over four hundred images forewords from his Son Patrick and his grandson Sean as well as Letters to all four of his wives. We learn of his running with the bulls in Spain to the mental illness that would lead to his suicide in 1961.

I give Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts from Life five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

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