Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece the Sun Also Rises

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece the Sun Also Rises

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"Brimming, addictive . . . In Everybody Behaves Badly, the party has just begun and the taste of fame is still ripe . . . The Lost Generation is] restored to reckless youth in living black and white." -- James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

"An essential book . . . a page-turner. Blume combines the best aspects of critic, biographer and storyteller . . . and puts the results together with the skill of an accomplished novelist. This is] a complicated story, told masterfully." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Magnificently reported." -- Gay Talese

In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Pamplona for the infamous running of the bulls. He then channeled that trip's drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into a novel that redefined modern literature. Lesley Blume tells the full story behind Hemingway's legendary rise for the first time, revealing how he created his own image as the bull-fighting aficionado, hard-drinking literary genius, and expatriate bon vivant. In all its youth, lust, and rivalry, the Lost Generation is illuminated here as never before.

"Engrossing . . . Drawing on journals, letters, and autobiographies of many members of the artistic circles in which Hemingway moved in the early 1920s, Blume shows how ruthlessly Hemingway betrayed his mentors, skewered his friends in his fiction, and sought to advance his career at all costs." -- Boston Globe

"Fascinating . . . compulsively readable." -- Houston Chronicle



Author: Lesley M. M. Blume
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 05/16/2017
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780544944435

About the Author
LESLEY M. M. BLUME is an award-winning journalist, reporter, and cultural historian. She contributes regularly to Vanity Fair and the Wall Street Journal, and her work has appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, Departures, and many others. She lives in Los Angeles, California.