Stein and Hemingway

The Story of a Turbulent Friendship


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About the Book

This historical and biographical text explores the numerous up-and-down stages of Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway’s friendship, one of the most fascinating and instructive literary associations of the twentieth century. Over a span of twenty-four years, they moved from a mentor-student relationship to a rivalry between artistic peers. Despite dramatic fluctuations—of love, admiration, jealousy, resentment and name-calling—their association endured, partly because of Stein’s admitted “weakness” for Hemingway and his need for her approval. By incorporating unpublished material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy library in Boston, the text shines new light on this famous friendship.

About the Author(s)

Lyle Larsen is a professor of English at Santa Monica College and a founding member of the Hemingway Society. He is the author of numerous books and articles.

Bibliographic Details

Lyle Larsen
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 220
Bibliographic Info: 12 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6056-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8015-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Part I. Just Like Brothers
1. The Genius of Montparnasse      9
2. Shadowboxing Along the Seine      20
3. Crafting a Style and an Image      32
4. Making the Heavyweight Class      47
5. Composition as Explanation      62
6. Old Faces and New      71

Part II. Taking Patches of Skin Off
7. Poor Old Papa      87
8. Getting Even      99
9. Knowing the Vital Spots      115
10. To Be One Succeeding      131
11. In Time of War      145
12. Three- Cushion Shots      160
13. Broken Beyond Repair      175

Epilogue      185
Chapter Notes      187
Select Bibliography      199
Index      207