Foreword by Patrick Hemingway. Bringing his classic writings on hunting together for the first time, this is "Hemingway at his purest. The prose is artfully spare, gracefully descriptive and faithful to his professional commitment" (The Washington Post). Companion volume to the best-selling "Hemingway on Fishing". 6x8 inches, 320 pgs.
The companion volume to the best-selling Hemingway on Fishing. Hemingway found in hunting courage & skill, qualities that he would admire & incorporate into so many other aspects of his life & work. He was able to isolate the sporting passion of hunting into writings that are now classic.
For Ernest Hemingway, hunting was more than an adventurous, thrilling activity--it was a world of the pursuer and the pursued in which he explored the virtues of courage, skill, respect, and perseverance, qualities that he admired and invcorporated into so many aspects of his life and work. Hemingway on Hunting brings together this seminal author's writings on hunting, many of which are reflections of his own adventures in the plains of the Serengeti, the wetlands of the Veneto, and the wilds of the American West.
In 2000, Hemingway on Fishing became one of the most successful books in Lyons Press history. Edited by Ernest Hemingway?s grandson Sean, and with an introduction from his son Patrick, Hemingway on Hunting chronicles Hemingway?s zeal for the hunting life, from Africa to the American West.
Hemingway found in hunting courage and skill, qualities that he would admire and incorporate into so many other aspects of his life and work. He was able to isolate the sporting passion of hunting into writings that are now classic. Extensive selections from Green Hills of Africa, his famous account of an African safari, ?The Short Happy Life of Frances Macomber,? ?The Snows of Kilimanjaro,? and other important short stories, along with selections from his journalism, make this a definitive summary of a master sportsman, hunter, and writer. Passages from Across the River and into the Trees, which vividly describe duck hunting in the Venetian lagoon, and numerous selections from the author's articles for Esquire, Vogue, and other magazines make this collection of writings a definitvie summary of a master sportsman and writer.
Introduction written by Patrick Hemingway.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND EDITOR:
Ernest Hemingway (1899?1961) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He is one of the towering authors of the twentieth century.
Sean Hemingway is Ernest Hemingway?s grandson, and Patrick Hemingway is Ernest?s surviving son. Sean Hemingway lives in New York City while Patrick makes his home in Bozeman, Montana.