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The Resource Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost, Paul Hendrickson

Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost, Paul Hendrickson

Label
Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost
Title
Hemingway's boat
Title remainder
everything he loved in life, and lost
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hendrickson
Title variation
Hemingways boat
Title variation remainder
everything he loved in life, and lost, 1934-1961
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will change the way he is perceived and understood. Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961--from his pinnacle until his suicide--Paul Hendrickson traces the writer's exultations and despair around the one constant in his life during this time: his beloved boat, Pilar. We follow him from Key West to Paris, to New York, Africa, Cuba, and finally Idaho, as he wrestles with his angels and demons. Whenever he could, he returned to his beloved fishing cruiser, to exult in the sea, to fish, to drink, to entertain friends and seduce women, to be with his children. But as he began to succumb to fame, we see that Pilar was also where he cursed his critics, saw marriages and friendships dissolve, and tried, in vain, to escape his increasingly diminished capacities. Generally thought of as a great writer and an unappealing human being, Hemingway emerges here in a far more benevolent light. Drawing on previously unpublished material, including interviews with Hemingway's sons, Hendrickson shows that for all the writer's boorishness, depression, and alcoholism, and despite his anger, he was capable of remarkable generosity.--From publisher description
Summary
An assessment of the decades before Ernest Hemingway's suicide reveals the key life moments that occurred on board his beloved boat, "Pilar," from celebrations with friends and romantic liaisons to the dissolutions of marriages and withdrawals from society
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10009402
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hendrickson, Paul
Dewey number
813.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
everything he loved in life, and lost, 1934-1961
Label
Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost, Paul Hendrickson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 667-674) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Amid so much ruin, still the beauty -- Getting her. American light ; That boat ; Gone to firewood ; States of rapture -- When she was new, 1934-1935. Home ; Shadow story ; High summer ; Catching fish ; On being shot again ; Outside worlds ; Exuberating, and then the jackals of his mind -- Before. Edens lost and darkness visible -- Old men at the edge of the sea : Ernest/Gigi/Walter Houk, 1949-1952 and after. Moments supreme ; Facet of his character ; The gallantry of an aging machine ; Braver than we knew ; In spite of everything ; "Necrotic" ; What he had ; Reenactment -- Hunger of memory -- On the curious afterlife of Pilar
Control code
ocn773021719
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xii, 692 pages
Isbn
9781400075355
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)773021719
Label
Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost, Paul Hendrickson
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 667-674) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Amid so much ruin, still the beauty -- Getting her. American light ; That boat ; Gone to firewood ; States of rapture -- When she was new, 1934-1935. Home ; Shadow story ; High summer ; Catching fish ; On being shot again ; Outside worlds ; Exuberating, and then the jackals of his mind -- Before. Edens lost and darkness visible -- Old men at the edge of the sea : Ernest/Gigi/Walter Houk, 1949-1952 and after. Moments supreme ; Facet of his character ; The gallantry of an aging machine ; Braver than we knew ; In spite of everything ; "Necrotic" ; What he had ; Reenactment -- Hunger of memory -- On the curious afterlife of Pilar
Control code
ocn773021719
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xii, 692 pages
Isbn
9781400075355
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)773021719

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