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Ernest Hemingway : writer and adventurer
Yannuzzi, Della A.
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Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [1998]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Describes the life and career of the Pulitzer and Nobel prize winner whose accounts of his adventures and new style of writing brought him worldwide recognition.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 3.0 21107.
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PS3515.E37 Z9815 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Ernest Hemingway: Writer and Adventurer describes the life and career of this Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning American author. The book describes the travels and adventures of this American legend. The book offers a fascinating insight into the author's life, his powerful storytelling, and his legacy as one of the literary giants of the twentieth century.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. Paring the Nobel Prize winner's exploits to less than 100 pages of text, excluding appendixes, could not have been easy. Yet Yannuzzi rises to the challenge handily, offering a generous sampling of Hemingway's life as meticulous writer, robust world-traveler, and tempestuous spouse. The impression she leaves of him in each of these roles varies markedly. As a writer, Hemingway developed routines and idiosyncrasies (like writing most of his works while standing) that are among the book's most interesting passages. His heroics as a soldier and war correspondent (most notably in Paris, Spain, and Cuba) are tainted by his volatile relationships with four wives and as many lovers. Although Hemingway's betrayal of friends and mentors like Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald and his arrogant mistreatment of women are unflattering, overall this People to Know series title works hard to honor the best about Hemingway without glossing over his flaws. The text is supplemented by nicely formatted appendixes, including a chronology and chapter notes. --Roger Leslie

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-After reading this biography, even those unfamiliar with Hemingway will discover how his vivid and adventurous life impacted his writing. The stories he wrote were peopled with the characters he met along life's unpredictable pathways, including his four wives. As Yannuzzi explains, that life is what made Hemingway a legend and a masterful storyteller, but it is also what eventually led to the writer's tragic demise. The text is enhanced by average-quality black-and-white photographs, the majority of which are of Hemingway and his family. The list for further reading includes three Internet sites. While the style is not especially lively, the text is clear and unbiased, and the details of Hemingway's life keep readers turning pages.-Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.