By Linda Wagner-Martin
The 1999 Hemingway centennial marks the proper time for the reevaluation of his place as America's leading modernist author. those essays, all written particularly for this assortment, plumb unexplored ancient information of Hemingway's existence to light up new and sometimes unforeseen dimensions of the strength of his literary accomplishment. Discussing biographical info of his own existence in addition to the subtleties of his personality, the textual content features a variety of interesting pictures and pictures.
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Like both, he found his calling in Oak Park. But like neither parent, he was a child of the twentieth century, born too late for the frontier and too soon for outer space, leaving only that dark country within himself to explore. Despite wives, children, wars, injuries, mental and physical illness, and his strenuous life, Hemingway left, permanently embedded in our literary history, several of the finest short stories written in the twentieth century, at least three—possibly four—major novels, and a writer's life carried out on an epic scale.
10. Havana Post, Apr. 14, 1942. 11. ). 6 12. ). 7 Records of Naval Sea Frontiers 1940-1950, War Diary, Commander, Gulf Sea Frontier, May 1, 1942. 13. War Diary, May 18, 1942, Navy Operating Procedures update. 14. See New York Times, Jan. 4, 1942, p. 4; New York Times, Jan. 11, 1942, V, 7:1; New York Times, Jan. 2o; New York Times, Apr. 19, 1942, p. III, 7. 15. New York Times, June 28, 1942, p. 21. 16. New York Times, July 26, 1942, p. 22. 17. : Princeton University Press, 1981) item 1357, Felix Luckner, The Last Privateer, misidentified in Hemingway, Selected Letters, ed.
After two weeks of limited action at Schio, he volunteered to man a rolling canteen on the Piave River front. There on the night of July 8, 1918, after barely a month in the war zone, young Hemingway was blown up by an Austrian trench mortar. He was not yet nineteen. All that summer and fall he recovered from his leg wounds in the Milan Red Cross hospital, where his nurse was Agnes von Kurowsky, an attractive young American woman eight years his senior. Although Agnes found Ernest handsome and entertaining, their relationship loomed larger in his mind than in hers.