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The True Gen: A Intimate Portrait of Hemingway by Those Who Knew Him
by Denis Brian
A charming biography of modern Irish hunter and hero Patterson by highlighting his wide range of achievements... Provocative, insightful, and thorough.
Hardcover, 0 pages
Published January 29th 1992 by Random House Value Publishing
(first published 1987)
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It's a funny thing, reading a biography structured so that everyone's utterances are sort of grouped together. I suppose this is the Studs Terkel style, where there's no real narrator/author, making sense of it all. Rather, each friend or enemy of Hemingway's is allowed to sort of shoot off, independent of any guiding objective force. But, of course, it's still interesting. Hemingway had loyal friends and made bitter enemies. Seems pretty clear that there was no one like him. Charasmatic and awf ...more