Saturday, March 10, 2012

Brilliance, Wit And Rage: The Letters Of Ernest Hemingway


Sarah Churchwell at the British newspaper the Guardian reviews a book of the late great writer Ernest Hemingway's letters from his youth.

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: 1907-22 is the first volume of the long-awaited complete letters, which are anticipated to run to 12 volumes. Of the 7,000 letters he wrote during his life, readers have until now had only Carlos Baker's 1,000-page edited selection covering 1917-61. Hemingway's correspondence, he said himself, was "often libellous, always indiscreet, often obscene"; his letters burst off the page with all his swaggering vigour, brio, brilliance, wit and rage, uncensored and unrestrained.

You can read the rest of the review via the below link:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/09/letters-of-ernest-hemingway-review?newsfeed=true 

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