For 14 years, Hotchner and Hemingway shared their thoughts and as Hemingway reminisced about his childhood, recalled the Paris literary scene of the 20s, and recounted the real events that lay behind his fiction, Hotchner took it all down.
His notes provide the material for this utterly profound and truthfully compassionate best-selling memoir about Ernest Hemingway.
©1983 A. E. Hotchner; (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC
"Brilliant.... Hotchner deserves to be compared not only to Capote, but to Boswell." (The New York Times)
"Remarkable...makes Hemingway live for us as nothing else has done." (The Wall Street Journal)
I'm an avid audio book "reader," especially while walking my dog. As a result, he is the best informed Standard Poodle in West Seattle.
Ironically, no--and I love the book. I've read "Papa Hemingway" at least twice over the years and loved it. But it begs to be read in its entirety, and not in this drastically pared edition.
It's a great story--truly one of the best of its kind (personal memoir) of that generation. However, so much of the richness of Hemingway's extraordinary life is lost in this slashed telling.
Robert Stack did lots of good work in his day--in movies, TV, and radio. But that's the problem, his performance sounds dated and staccato.
Yes, George Clooney as Hemingway--but wait a few years. Aaron Paul as Hotchner--he's ready now.
Please redo this one.
A big fan of "Papa Hemingway."
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