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Hemingway in love : his own story : a memoir
Hotchner, A. E., author.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.

Physical Description:
xix, 172 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary's Hospital. It would be the last time they spoke: a few weeks later, Ernest Hemingway was released home, where he took his own life. Their final conversation was also the final installment in a story whose telling Hemingway had spread over nearly a decade. Hemingway divulged the details of the affair that destroyed his first marriage: the truth of his romantic life in Paris and how he lost Hadley, the true part of the literary woman he'd create and the great love he spent the rest of his life seeking. He told of the mischief that made him a legend: of impotence cured in a house of God; of a plane crash in the African bush, from which he stumbled with a bunch of bananas and a bottle of gin in hand; of F. Scott Fitzgerald dispensing romantic advice; of midnight champagne with Josephine Baker; of adventure, human error, and life after lost love. This is Hemingway as few have known him: humble and full of regret. To protect the feelings of Ernest's wife Mary (also a close friend) and to satisfy the terms of his publisher's cautious legal review, Hotch kept the conversations to himself for decades. Now he tells the story as Hemingway told it to him. Hemingway in Love puts you in the room with the master as he remembers the definitive years that set the course for the rest of his life and stayed with him until the end of his days"--
Preface -- Part One A Room at St. Mary's Hospital -- Part Two Rendezvous at the Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice -- Part Three Parting of the Ways at Harry's Bar -- Part Four La Feria de San Fremín in Pamplona -- Part Five Revelations in Key West -- Part Six Those to Count On and Those to Count Out -- Part Seven The End of the Hundred Days -- Part Eight For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls -- Part Nine Short Unhappy Life of the Pfeiffer Nuptial -- Part Ten Paris Is Sometimes Sad -- Part Evelen That Room at St. Mary's -- Postscript -- Photograph Credits.
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