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A Perfect Tonic for the Literate (and Pandemic-Weary) Traveler
Traveling The World With Hemingway
Curtis L. DeBerg, PhD
This lavish over-size 10 x 12 book in beautiful landscape format brings to life the more than one dozen exciting places the great 20th-century novelist Ernest Hemingway called home—for short periods or for years.
When Hemingway’s prose burst on the scene it was considered highly original for its spare, compact yet evocative style. His writing influenced generations of novelists and journalists; his books are still avidly read around the world.
Hemingway won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and in 1954 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Among his enduring legacies in print are A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), The Old Man and the Sea (1951), the posthumously published memoir of his young years in Paris, A Moveable Feast (1964), and The Nick Adams Stories (1972), thematic short stories from various early collections.
In Traveling The World With Hemingway, hundreds of spectacular new digital images capture the odyssey of the adventurous author’s remarkable life. Starting at his birthplace home in Oak Park, Illinois, you’ll follow his footsteps north to his boyhood summer home near Lake Superior in northern Michigan. Then away to the Italian front during World War I and falling in love in Milan; the cafes of Paris and the bullfight rings of Pamplona; marlin fishing off Key West and hunting in Sun Valley, surviving back-to-back plane crashes in Africa and chasing Nazi subs out of Havana. Ernest Hemingway made all these places and more as vivid and indelible as his fictional characters.
Juxtaposed against page after page of lush landscapes and cityscapes are historic sepia portraits of the author, friends and family in all these far-flung locations. Each chapter opens with a colorful quote from Hemingway about the place you are about to visit as you turn these gorgeous pages.
This is a visual treasure book filled with the romance and inspiration of a great writer’s favorite places—the perfect tonic for the literate (and pandemic-weary) traveler.
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Traveling The World With Hemingway will be released in June 2021 by Wild River Press, winner of multiple Benjamin Franklin Gold Medals for excellence in independent publishing since 2005.
Hardcover 10 x 12 landscape format
All-color 240 pages printed on luxurious matte stock
Illustrated with hundreds of contemporary color with historical archival photos
Retail price: $75 for hardcover standard edition with color jacket
Direct from the publisher exclusively: $300 author’s signed and numbered limited edition of 100 copies only, bound in gold-stamped black leather with matching collector’s slipcase
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Curtis L. DeBerg became intrigued with Ernest Hemingway when he first traveled to Key West in 2005, to visit a cousin who owned a vacation home near Geiger Key. After 40 years as university professor in California, Dr. DeBerg retired in 2020 to devote his time to researching Hemingway and traveling the world in his footsteps—an ambitious journey no one had ever before attempted on this epic scale. He is a member of The Hemingway Society, a group connecting scholars and historians who love and promote the works of Ernest Hemingway. It has 600 members worldwide, and is one of the largest single-author organizations in existence. He is also a group administrator of the active Facebook group “Ernest Hemingway,” which currently has 28,000 members.
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For interviews with the author or reprint permission, contact Thomas R. Pero, Publisher, at email@example.com or phone 425-486-3638
Appears to be a gorgeous book. I have Michael Palin’s similar subject format, but his book contains (IMO) excessive exposition.
Of course, I also watched the PBS series on Hemingway. I was neither bedazzled, nor begrudged.
Thanks, Tim. it looks good to me too. And feel similar about the PBS special. Because we know more than the average person about Hemingway, i wonder if we are more critical. I enjoyed it, yes, but because i know a lot, i always wanted it to go further. For example, When they noted Black Dog was bludgeoned, i wanted them to say how hard Hem took the loss of his pets. Oh well. Then it might have been a 20 hour special, i suppose.
I agree this book looks like a gem have to save my money for that. I watched the Hemingway series would not have missed it. I liked the invited authors comments about his books good and bad . There was not a lot of new information for me but it did satisfy my interest in Ernest’s life however disturbing at times revealing his dark side towards Mary and his boys. Very little said about Jack [ Bumby ]
I was curious about that. It left me some what sad… Good job done by Ken Burns and Team.
Good morning, Pamela! Thanks so much for writing. Yes, not a lot about Bumby/Jack in the PBS doc. A few snippets about the war, and frustration that he had trouble settling in after the war. I too enjoyed the comments, good or bad. Just as Hemingway reflected the human condition in its beauty and grief and light and dark, well–that is most of us. There is the dark and with his complexity, concussions, drinking, depression, some days were not so nice. It is all part of the whole. Thank you again for commenting and for caring about him. Best to a good Spring, Pamela! Christine