The friendship started in Paris and the French Riviera where the more famous Fitzgerald introduced novice writer Hemingway to Gertrude Stein and socialites Gerald and Sara Murphy. As the years progressed, the friendship became as mercurial and complex as the writers themselves. With a dazzling cast of characters that includes legendary Scribner's editor Maxwell Perkins, Zelda Fitzgerald and Hadley Hemingway, and writers Morley Callaghan and Edmund Wilson, Scott Donaldson recounts the glory and pain the great literary friendship of our time.
Told with style, grace, and clarity, Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald is a model for what compelling biography should accomplish. (Michael Reynolds, author of Hemingway: The Final Years)
Author Bio: Scott Donaldson is the author of By Force of Will: The Life and Art of Ernest Hemingway and Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald, and of literary biographies of John Cheever, Archibald MacLeish (Ambassador Book Award, 1994), and Winfield Townley Scott. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Hemingway. He divides his time between Minneapolis, MN, and Scotsdale, AZ.