By Lesley M. M. Blume
In the summertime of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous partners traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town’s notorious working of the bulls. Then, over the subsequent six weeks, he channeled that trip’s maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual competition, hour of darkness betrayals, and noon hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The sunlight additionally Rises. This progressive paintings redefined smooth literature up to it did his friends, who may endlessly after be known as the misplaced new release. however the complete tale of Hemingway’s mythical upward push has remained untold beforehand.
Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, stressed panorama of Twenties Paris and Spain and divulges how Hemingway helped create his personal legend. He made himself right into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume’s brilliant account finds the internal circle of the misplaced iteration as we have now by no means noticeable it sooner than, and exhibits the way it nonetheless impacts what we learn and the way we expect approximately adolescence, intercourse, love, and extra.
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Extra info for Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece "The Sun Also Rises"
But in the summer of 1925, when he went to the San Fermín bullfighting fiesta in Pamplona, Lady Duff Twysden came along. ” He drew deep inspiration from Spanish culture, and bullfighting in particular: sitting ringside at a fight was like being at a war, he wrote. By the time they reached the fiesta, Hemingway appeared to have grown infatuated with Twysden, but she complicated any possibility of an affair by bringing along two of her lovers on the trip. One of them—Pat Guthrie—was a perpetually drunk Scottish debtor.
Com or to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 3 Park Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, New York 10016. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Blume, Lesley M. , author. Title: Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway’s masterpiece The Sun Also Rises / Lesley Blume. Description: Boston : Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. Identifiers: LCCN 2015037016 | ISBN 9780544276000 (hardback) | ISBN 9780544237179 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899–1961.
While exact statistics are closely held by Hemingway’s heirs, Scribners estimates that 120,000 copies of the book are sold domestically every year, but sales overseas could easily double that number. The publisher knows of at least eighteen translation markets; Charles Scribner III says he would be shocked if worldwide sales were under 300,000 copies a year. The Sun Also Rises still banks on the same dual function that made it a craze the moment it was released: it remains at once a vanguard work of modernist art and also a depiction of a sexy, glamorous world rife with naughty behavior—and little of the flawed human nature depicted in the book’s pages has changed.