Sandra Spanier and Robert W. Trogdon (eds):The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

The complete edition of Hemingway’s letters begins

James McNamara


edited by Sandra Spanier and Robert W. Trogdon
Cambridge University Press, $54.95 hb, 431 pp, 9780521897334


There is an entertaining moment in Woody Allen’s new film when the protagonist, Gil Pender, meets young Ernest in a bar. ‘You liked my book?’ Hemingway asks. ‘Liked? I loved all your work!’ gushes the time-travelling Pender. Hemingway looks chuffed and then proclaims his aesthetic.

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James McNamara

James McNamara

James McNamara was born in Western Australia in 1982. He holds degrees in English and Law from the University of Western Australia, a doctorate in English from Oxford, and graduated in screenwriting from AFTRS. He is the recipient ABR's third Ian Potter Foundation Fellowship for his essay 'The Golden Age of Television?'. He currently works in television.

Published in February 2012 no. 338

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