Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

Andrea di Robilant

Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 01-08-2019


The remarkable story of Hemingway’s love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there.

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National Geographic Traveller’s the best books on European cities, 2019In the autumn of 1948 Hemingway was approaching fifty and hadn’t published a novel in nearly a decade. He travelled for the first time to Venice and there, at a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking young Venetian woman just out of finishing school. What followed was a platonic love affair; he continued to visit her in Venice; she in turn came to Cuba while he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This is the illuminating story of a writer and a muse that intimately examines both the cost to Adriana and the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his fifties.’Hemingway [is] an enduringly fascinating character, one whom di Robilant, with his easy-paced style, has sympathetically brought to life.’ Literary Review’Effortlessly and expertly explores the secret desires, successes, and depressive obstacles that shrouded Ernest Hemingway’s final productive years.’ New York Journal of Books

Additional information

Weight 0.345 kg
Dimensions 30 × 130 × 200 mm
Page Count 368