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Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

The acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair now gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found therea vivacious 18-year-old who inspired the man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work.In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilantwhose great uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artistsrecreates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and Into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, placing Adriana beside him as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This illuminating story of writer and musewhich also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrityis an intimate look at the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his fifties....

Title : Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
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ISBN : 9781101946657
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages
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  • cameron

    This is a hard book to review. I understand how many people could be fed up with yet another Hemingway story, even though it’s true and includes their letters. Hemingway is pretty much the antithesis of political correctness, an ego driven and needy man and and disrespectful to women.

    However, he was also a genius of a writer, receiving a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize, hugely generous to his friends with money and help, an alcoholic and mentally ill. And yet...and yet, I found this book so intrigui
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