“One of the bravest and best, the strictest in principles, the severest of craftsmen, undeviating in his dedication to his craft . . . To the few who knew him well he was almost as good a man as the books he wrote. He is not dead. Generations not yet born of young men and women who want to write will refute that word as applied to him.” —William Faulkner
An extraordinary collection of pugnacious, charming, and revealing interviews with the Nobel Prize-winning author who defined and transformed American literature.
Hemingway was not only known for his understated style, but for his public image as America’s greatest author and journalist—and for the grand, expansive, adventurous way he lived his life. The prickly wit and fierce dedication to his craft that defined Hemingway’s life and work shine through in this unprecedented collection of interviews.
“Ernest…has a touch of genius which enables him to bring off extraordinary things with facility.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The outstanding author since the death of Shakespeare . . . Always dangerous. Always in there with that right cocked. Real Class.” —John O’Hara
“He accomplished as few artists that have lived in our time, or any, the almost impossibly difficult achievement of becoming, as a man, in the sight of the world and the time he lived in, the embodiment of what his work meant.” —Tennessee Williams