New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First edition. The definitive sketch of one of America’s greatest writers. On May 13, 1950, Lillian Ross’s first portrait of Ernest Hemingway was published in The New Yorker. It was an account of two days Hemingway spent in New York in 1949 on his way from Havana to Europe. This candid and affectionate profile was tremendously controversial at the time, to the great surprise of its author. Booklist said, “The piece immediately conveys to the reader the kind of man Hemingway was—hard-hitting, warm, and exuberantly alive.” 65 pages. Photograph of Hemingway by Paul Radkai opposite the title page. A very good plus copy bound in yellow and brown cloth over boards in a very good dust jacket with a closed tear to the top of the front panel. Item #15333

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