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In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn’t make up his mind and eventually chose to begin a career in writing and journalism at the Kansas CiIn the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn’t make up his mind and eventually chose to begin a career in writing and journalism at the Kansas City Star, one of the great newspapers of its day.In six and a half months at the Star, Hemingway experienced a compressed, streetwise alternative to a college education that opened his eyes to urban violence, the power of literature, the hard work of writing, and a constantly swirling stage of human comedy and drama. The Kansas City experience led Hemingway into the Red Cross ambulance service in Italy, where, two weeks before his nineteenth birthday, he was dangerously wounded at the front.Award-winning writer Steve Paul takes a measure of this pivotal year when Hemingway’s self-invention and transformation began—from a “modest, rather shy and diffident boy” to a confident writer who aimed to find and record the truth throughout his life. Hemingway at Eighteen provides a fresh perspective on Hemingway’s writing, sheds new light on this young man bound for greatness, and introduces anew a legendary American writer at the very beginning of his journey....

Title : Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend
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ISBN : 9781613739716
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend Reviews

  • Gary
    2019-01-22 16:12

    Really enjoyed this book....since I attended college in the KC area and lived there for 5 years and have been to most of the locations of Hemingway's haunts in KC...it was highly informative and quite interesting to hear about the molding of Hemingway , as a young writer......If you are a fan of Papa....a must read for you!

  • Andrew
    2019-02-13 10:45

    good intro to hemingway, from someone who didnt know much about his biography. Also interesting portrait of a young writer and good period piece on the time

  • Martha Mccarty
    2019-01-19 09:13

    Perfectly structured, researched, detailed and told. Everything fascinates, from select word choices embedded in the narrative to a peek into Kansas City's past as a cowtown and a lawless town. Original pieces reproduced from Kansas City Star in Hemingway's earliest and nascent years as a writer are truly a bonus. The author zooms in on the youthful Hemingway psyche, markers of his future: ambition, talent and personal foibles. Hemingway at Eighteen is a rare book that prompted me to look ahead and think, "Oh, no! There's only one hundred pages left."

  • John
    2019-01-21 09:54

    Gave up after 60 pages. The writer is basically going through Kansas Star at the time Hemingway worked there, guessing which articles might have made an impression on Hemingway. Also looking at articles that "possibly" were written by Hem.

  • M. Sarki
    2019-01-27 15:48

    There was really nothing interesting enough forcing this reader to finish reading the book. Very boring actually. Disappointed, as expectations were much higher than the actual experience.

  • Carissa Thatcher
    2019-02-15 12:49

    I give up...author does a lot of supposing about what Hemingway saw and thought and felt. Not my style of biography.

  • Steve Paul
    2019-01-21 15:44

  • Rhonda Atkins
    2019-01-19 12:53

    Got only half way through. Seemed like I was reading a research paper.