Hemingway’s ID & first drafts © The Morgan Library & Museum. JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Pic: Graham S. Haber
The creators of a new Ernest Hemingway exhibition claim that they want to humanize the larger-than-life author. Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars at the Morgan Library & Museum is the first ever large-scale exhibition devoted to one of the most celebrated writers of the twentieth century.
The Hemingway exhibition explores the most dynamic period of the author’s creative life, from 1918 to the aftermath of World War II, and his recurrent theme of confronting the fullness of life – and the finality of death – with grace and courage.
There are almost 100 rarely seen manuscripts, letters, photographs and personal belongings from Hemingway’s life, which tell the story of his struggles and triumphs, including his time as a wartime Red Cross driver and the period he spent in Paris with F. Scott Fitzgerald.