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Baker, Carlos

Baker, Carlos - Ernest Hemingway A Life Story

Baker, Carlos - Ernest Hemingway A Life Story

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First Edition. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1969.

Book and Dustwrapper are in very good condition.

While he was alive, Ernest Hemingway shunned biographies. His idea was that if he had to be mounted, he'd like the job done by the best taxidermist around. Carlos Baker has done the next best thing by putting Hemingway back together again out of the pieces of his life. Professor Baker, who teaches literature at Princeton, got to work shortly after Hemingway shot himself to death on July 2, 1961. He was to toil for seven years, talking and writing to hundreds of people who had known his subject, reading Hemingway's correspondence and his papers and manuscripts, to which Hemingway's widow, Mary, had given him access. As he explains in the foreword to "Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story," he would not judge the writer's work. He created a well-regarded scholarly biography of the famous author. (nytimes)

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