The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The Grandson Also Rises: Seán Hemingway On Papa, Spain And Jake Barnes

For the last century, readers have been captivated by Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and the story of its famed “lost generation” expats at Spain’s Festival of San Fermin — fighting alcohol, depression, impotence, and each other. 

One of the best loved novels of the past 100 years, The Sun Also Rises introduced the running of the bulls to the popular imagination and cemented Hemingway’s reputation as a master author with a style all his own.

Now, for the first time, readers can see the sweat that went into Hemingway’s first novel in The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition, the latest in a series of reissues from Scribner that include drafts, deleted chapters and rewrites.

The book also includes introductions by Patrick Hemingway, the author’s lone surviving son, and grandson Seán, a curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at the Met. In his introduction, Sean Hemingway writes of identifying with different characters as he’s reread the novel over his life.

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