The complete edition of Hemingway’s letters begins
THE LETTERS OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY: 1907–1922
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.