For this new, enlarged edition of his 1952 study, Philip Young has for the first time related his extraordinary struggle with Hemingway and has answered as well such of his own critics as the TLS, which asked, "What will happen to Hemingway when he has read this book?" He has also recounted the years leading to the writer's death and extended his ...Read MoreFor this new, enlarged edition of his 1952 study, Philip Young has for the first time related his extraordinary struggle with Hemingway and has answered as well such of his own critics as the TLS, which asked, "What will happen to Hemingway when he has read this book?" He has also recounted the years leading to the writer's death and extended his analysis to include Hemingway's posthumously published work, A Moveable Feast. When first published, Mr. Young's book was described as "masterly" (London Tribune), "fascinating" (Pittsburgh Press), "wonderful" (Denver Post). In The Partisan Review Saul Bellow wrote: "an excellent book . . . not in the least academic, serious but not 'square.'" Granville Hicks in the Saturday Review wrote "a foreward and an afterword, both of the highest interest."Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Very Good in VG+ jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped, slightly sunned along edges with tape scarrring on covers where old mylar had been anchored, but little actual wear. Dust jacket nicely preserved with small area of surface paper loss on rear panel, call label on lower spine panel. ix, 297 pp. This copy was actually inscribed by author on front flyleaf, but a reference librarian hopefully subsequently dismissed from his/her position actually pasted the circulation pocket directly over the signature (it is still visible when the leaf is held to the light)! -possibly reversible?
Very Good. 298 pages, 8vo. Includes preface and foreword, afterword and index. Minor shelfwear: light rubbing along cover edges, one light crease mark to bottom right of front cover. Tightly bound with very clean and crisp pages. Volume is in Very Good condition.
One could hardly get a better overview of Hemingway's opus as a whole. Young does a great job of tracing important themes and their evolution, as well as registering how Hemingway's personal evolution is reflected in his works. While the analysis is somewhat at a general level, it is specific enough and contains enough keen insights to be a whorthwhile read even for those already quite familiar with Hemingway. This book was long considered a must-read classic on Hemingway, a foundational work of Hemingway criticism; it still is not obsolete at all, but contains great analysis not necessarily found elsewhere.
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