AT THE HEMINGWAYS by Marrcelline Hemingway Sanford


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Much younger Leicester's My Brother, Ernest Hemingway has just appeared, and older sister book which is, as subtitled. A Family Portrait, necessarily criss-crosses his here and there. If it is not quite as admiring, it is just as affectionate, although it shares its wealth of warmth with all the members of the family. The begin in the old house in Oak Park, Illinois, and especially of life with father, Dr. Hemingway, a cheerful, energetic, authoritative presence. Fond too are the memories of her grandparents, uncles and aunts, a gentle, talented mother, and her five sisters and brothers. Ernest gets the expected emphasis and he is seen growing up, going away to be a reporter, and finally estranged from his parents following his first work (To Have and Have Not) and divorce which offended their canons of Victorian respectability. With Dr. Hemingway's death, by his own hand, the ""family closeness"" ends and so does Marce's memoir .... It is all in all, unpretentious, warmhearted, and often heartwarming, though it will have its greatest relevance as a frame for the portrait of this artist as a young man.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1962
Publisher: Little, Brown-A.M.P.