Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises
In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway travelled to Pamplona for the infamous running of the bulls. He then channelled that trip’s drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into a novel that redefined modern literature. Lesley Blume tells the full story behind Hemingway’s legendary rise for the first time, revealing how he created his own image as the bull-fighting aficionado, hard-drinking literary genius, and expatriate bon vivant. In all its youth, lust, and rivalry, the Lost Generation is illuminated here as never before.
"An impeccably researched and resonant account of the true story behind The Sun Also Rises" -The Financial Times.
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Book
The Lost Generation returns. In 1925, desperately ambitious Ernest Hemingway found the subject for his first novel in the antics of the hard-drinking, bed-hopping companions who accompanied him to a bull-fighting festival in Pamplona, Spain. Working feverishly, and with malice, Hemingway immortalized the misbehaving bunch in The Sun Also Rises, the novel that made him a literary star, acclaimed for the "terse innovative prose" that seemed stunningly modern. - Kirkus Reviews