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Critical Companion to Ernest Hemingway
  • Authored by: Charles M. Oliver
  • From the Series: Critical Companion to
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816064180
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6418-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 813.52
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 640


Praise for the previous edition:
"This reference work is easy to use, packed with details, and highly readable. Both public and academic libraries should find this title a strong addition to their reference collection and some may want to add a circulating copy as well."—Booklist

"An absolute goldmine for Hemingway aficionados that is long overdue. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

Critical Companion to Ernest Hemingway is an encyclopedic guide to the life and works of this great American writer. This book contains all the text of the acclaimed Ernest Hemingway A to Z, reorganized into a student-friendly format. Material new to this edition includes critical commentary on all of Hemingway's novels and major short stories, further reading lists, an expanded biography, and new illustrations.

This volume features entries on all of Hemingway's major and minor works, places and events related to his works, major figures in his life, and more. Appendixes include a complete list of Hemingway's works; a chronology; a genealogy; a unique map for readers of Islands in the Stream; a list of film, stage, and radio adaptations; and a bibliography of secondary sources.

Coverage includes:

  • An expanded biography of Hemingway
  • Entries on all of Hemingway's works, major and minor
  • Detailed synopses and critical commentary on his major novels, non-fiction works, and short stories
  • Descriptions of major characters
  • Discussions of important people in Hemingway's life
  • Analyses of the culture, times, and places in which Hemingway lived and wrote
  • Helpful bibliographies and a chronology of Hemingway's life.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliographies. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Charles M. Oliver was a professor of English at Ohio Northern University until his retirement in 1992. He became the editor of Hemingway Notes, which is now known as The Hemingway Review. He contributed to Hemingway in Italy and Other Essays and edited A Moving Picture Feast: The Filmgoer's Hemingway. A recipient of the Ohioana Award for Editorial Excellence, he resides in Charlottesville, VA.

Reviews and Awards

"The new format should make this reference source more useful, especially for students new to Hemingway. Recommended."

"...supplies a wealth of information on the life of Ernest Hemingway and offers critical examinations of his major and minor works."
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