In the autumn of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth spouse traveled for the 1st time to Venice, which Hemingway known as "a goddam fabulous city." He was once a yr shy of his 50th birthday and hadn't released a unique in approximately a decade. At a duck shoot within the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a extraordinary Venetian lady simply out of completing university. Di Robilant--whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists--re-creates with gleaming readability this spectacular, years-long courting. Hemingway used Adriana because the version for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and endured to go to Venice to determine her; while the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was once there as he wrote The previous guy and the Sea. This illuminating tale of author and muse--which additionally examines the associated fee to a tender girl of her organization with a larger-than-life literary celebrity--is an intimate examine the fractured center and altering artwork of Hemingway in his fifties.
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