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Autumn in Venice : Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse - Unabridged by Andrea Di Robilant (CD/Spoken
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In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilant-whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists-re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This illuminating story of writer and muse-which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity-is an intimate look at the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his fifties.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Literary Criticism
Publisher: Highbridge Co
Author: Andrea Di Robilant
Street Date: June 26, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-4110
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