Hemingway, 50 years later
Almost half a century after Ernest Hemingway's death, a book takes a scholarly look at his fiction, and others make him a fictional character.
Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story (Louisiana State University Press) by Robert Paul Lamb looks at Hemingway's literary forebears and charts the evolution of his unique style.
One True Sentence (Minotaur) by Craig McDonald is the fourth mystery featuring writer-amateur detective Hector Lassiter and a cast of real characters — in this case, denizens of Paris in the 1920s, including Gertrude Stein, Man Ray and Hemingway, who helps Hector investigate the murders of literary magazine editors.
The Paris Wife (Ballantine) by Paula McLain is a fictional version of the courtship, marriage and breakup of Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, who narrates the story, set in the City of Light in the early 1920s.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor