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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

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Ernest Hemingway

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Hemingway's great achievement was to free the novel from all the languid decoration and cozy indirectness that was its early twentieth-century inheritance. His terse prose taught the writer to engage life to the fullest in order to write about it, and his own life was the perfect demonstration of that principle.

Reissued to coincide with the centenary of Hemingway's birth, Anthony Burgess's insightful biography traces the rapidly changing scene from a happy, complacent childhood to the grim reality of the First World War and the vulgar unreality of the Second; from the Paris of the 1920s to the Spain of Civil War and the excitements of African safari to the somber last years in Cuba. Hemingway was rich and successful from an early age, yet public the fact that acclaim and even the Nobel Prize could not disguise he was a moody, suffering, and sometimes vicious figure — a man who was finally unable to live with his own image.

Book News Annotation:

Himself a well know writer, Burgess traces Hemingway's life through the world wars, Paris of the 1920s, the Spanish Civil War, and the last years in Cuba. He describes both the compulsive super-masculine braggart and the sensitive literary artist.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An assessment of Hemingway's writing tracing the rapidly changing scene: from the happy childhood to the grim reality of World War I and the vulgar unreality of Word War II; from the Paris of the 20s to the Spain of the Civil War, and from the African safari to the sombre last years in Cuba.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-118) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500260173
Foreword:
Burgess, Anthony
Author:
Burgess, Anthony
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
London :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Hemingway, ernest, 1899-1961
Subject:
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliography.
Series Volume:
99-4085
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128 p.
Dimensions:
9.18x7.19x.43 in. .76 lbs.

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Ernest Hemingway
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"Synopsis" by , An assessment of Hemingway's writing tracing the rapidly changing scene: from the happy childhood to the grim reality of World War I and the vulgar unreality of Word War II; from the Paris of the 20s to the Spain of the Civil War, and from the African safari to the sombre last years in Cuba.
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