Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald, two of the greatest figureheads of American literature, successfully maintained a now-legendary friendship. Superficially they were poles apart, yet once established, their friendship would not only outlive those of their literary peers but over time, would become myth.
In what is now regarded as the first and last word on the subject, author Matthew Bruccoli strips away the myths and sets the record straight on the complex and progressively tenuous friendship these two literary giants maintained from the first meeting in Paris in 1925 until Fitzgerald's death in 1940. By reproducing and analysing numerous personal letters and carrying out in-depth research, this book establishes exciting new facts about their love/hate relationship.
This book is a fascinating insight into the psychology and personal lives of these two literary geniuses. It will enhance the reader's understanding of their classic works, and cast new light on the lives of two of the most exciting writers of the twentieth century.