Author(s): Lesley M M Blume
"Brimming, addictive . . . The Lost Generation [is] restored to reckless youth in living black and white." Vanity Fair Captivating, smartly written, and provocative. Glamour "Masterfully told . . . Deeply evocative and perceptive, and every page has a Hemingway-like ring of unvarnished truth." Christian Science Monitor Called magnificently reported (Gay Talese) and gloriously gossipy (Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan), this exhilarating trip back to 1920s Paris and Spain reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. In 1925, Hemingway and a volatile entourage attended Pamplona s running of the bulls. The trip became a maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, and midnight betrayals all of which Hemingway then spun into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature and permanently haunted his peers. But the full story of Hemingway s legendary rise has remained untold until now. Blume s vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how the young, unknown Hemingway made himself into a death-courting bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant."