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Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

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The acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair now gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there—a vivacious 18-year-old who inspired the man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work.

In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group
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Kricket
Mar 23, 2018 marked it as to-read
i want to read this because i enjoy hating ernest hemingway.
Ace Boggess
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book offers an insightful and often-compelling look at the later years of Hemingway's life, during which he found inspiration in a strange affection for a young Italian woman. Parts of the book are hilarious and other parts quite moving. Brief parts discuss interactions with other famous figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Spencer Tracy, and Marlene Dietrich. Bits of dialogue are captured, wonderfully poetic romantic letters are explored. However, the author pulls no punch ...more
cameron
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a hard book to review. I understand how many people could be fed up with yet another Hemingway story, even though it’s true and includes their letters. Hemingway is pretty much the antithesis of political correctness, an ego driven and needy man and and disrespectful to women.
However, he was also a genius of a writer, receiving a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize, hugely generous to his friends with money and help, an alcoholic and mentally ill. And yet...and yet, I found this book so intrigui
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Roxanne
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a Goodreads win review. This is about Ernest Hemingway when he his fourth wife travel to Venice. He was 50 at that time and he had not published any books in ten years. While in Venice he falls in love with a young girl. After she gave him inspiration he started writing again. He kept seeing her for many years.
Janis Gage
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
There is no fool like an old lech and this portrayal of Hemingway is pretty brutal about Hemingway’s quest after a girl 40 years younger. Sad story about a pathetic old man, an anxious older wife determined to hold on to her man and a girl who caught his attention and was determined to milk him for for she could. No one comes out looking good in this book. I never cared for Hemingway or his books and this is just another confirmation.
Marge
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Clearly this is a well-research book with numerous primary sources at its base. For readers curious about/a follower of Hemingway in the later decades of his life and his relationship with a Venetian woman Adriana who is easily young enough to be his daughter, Autumn in Venice reveals her deep influence, her role as his muse at a point when his popularity--often he's described by critics at this period as a washed-up author--and creativity have waned. Granted at times I did feel very bogged-down ...more
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