James McNamara reviews 'The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 3: 1926-1929' edited by Rena Sanderson, Sandra Spanier, and Robert W. Trogdon

James McNamara reviews 'The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 3: 1926-1929' edited by Rena Sanderson, Sandra Spanier, and Robert W. Trogdon

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 3: 1926–1929

edited by edited by Rena Sanderson, Sandra Spanier, and Robert W. Trogdon

Cambridge University Press, $96.95 hb, 731 pp, 9780521897358

If your Friday night companion was to slap the table, spill your pint, and announce to the bar: 'I'm going to collect every single letter Hemingway wrote, and put them in a book! Lots of books!' you might be forgiven for suggesting that your chum's next moves be a warm lamb sandwich and a taxi home to bed.

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Published in August 2016, no. 383