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Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway's masterpiece The Sun Also Rises / Lesley M.M. Blume.

Author/creator Blume, Lesley M. M. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
Copyright Notice ©2016
Descriptionxx, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Paris is a bitch -- Storming Olympus -- Fortuitous disasters -- Let the pressure build -- Bridges to New York -- The catalysts -- Eve in Eden -- The knock out -- Breach Season -- Dorothy Parker's Scotch -- Kill or be killed -- How happy are kings -- Sun, risen.
Abstract "The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world. In the summer of 1925, Earnest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway's legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess."-- Provided by publisher.
General note"An Eamon Dolan book."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 245-320) and index.
LCCN 2015037016
ISBN9780544276000 (hardback)
ISBN0544276000 (hardback)
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