Paul Hendrickson

Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved In Life, and Lost

Original air date: April 19, 20139781400075355_custom-a7707a75ccd6abf6491928957516a903273ec4e1-s6-c10

“Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961—from Hemingway’s pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until his suicide—Paul Hendrickson traces the writer’s exultations and despair around the one constant in his life during this time: his beloved boat, Pilar.
Drawing on previously unpublished material, including interviews with Hemingway’s sons, Hendrickson shows that for all the writer’s boorishness, depression and alcoholism, and despite his choleric anger, he was capable of remarkable generosity—to struggling writers, to lost souls, to the dying son of a friend.”

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