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Ernest Hemingway In His Time

Posthumous Works

Ernest Hemingway, in his time, was a widely popular writer. His life exploits colored much of his fiction and readers were attracted to his concise, contemporary prose. Since his death, several works have been published, including a few which sparked controversies over their release.


Islands in the Stream Islands in the Stream
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970.

Hemingway wrote Islands in the Stream at intervals in 1946-1947 and 1950-1951. Although portions of the novel appeared in Esquire and Cosmopolitan, the book remained unpublished in its entirety at the time of Hemingway's death in 1961.


Islands in the Stream
London: Collins, 1970.

The publisher of the first English edition of Islands in the Stream issued this special boxed press kit to promote the novel. Included in the press kit was a prospectus, poster, promotional material, and a thirty-page extract from the novel.

Press kit for Islands in the Stream


Islands in the Stream
Paramount Pictures, 1976.

Publicity poster for the 1976 Paramount film of Hemingway's posthumously-published novel.


The Garden of Eden
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968.

Review copy of this posthumously-published novel. Hemingway actually began writing The Garden of Eden in 1946; however, it remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1961.


Ernest Hemingway, Selected Letters, 1917-1961
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981.
Edited by Carlos Baker.

Carlos Baker's edition of Hemingway's letters sparked controversy due to the nature of some of the correspondence and also because Hemingway had expressly forbidden any of his letters to be published.


"The Great Blue River" in Holiday, 6 (July 1949).

Marlin!
San Francisco: Big Fish Books, 1992

This story, with photographs by Roberto Herrera Sotolongo, originally appeared in the July 1949 issue of Holiday magazine. This special edition of Marlin! also includes "Hemingway in Cuba," an essay by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


True at First Light: a fictional memoir
New York: Scribners, 1999
Edited by Patrick Hemingway.

Released in the centennial year of his birth, True at First Light was edited by Ernest Hemingway's son. The work presents the classic Hemingway challenge, separating his life writing from his fiction.


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