Item #EH286 Telegrams from Hemingway to close friends A. E. Hotchner and Bill Davis. Ernest Hemingway.
Telegrams from Hemingway to close friends A. E. Hotchner and Bill Davis

Telegrams from Hemingway to close friends A. E. Hotchner and Bill Davis

Price: $3,000.00

1959 - 1960. Very Good.

Six telegrams written by Hemingway to friends Hotchner and Davis, from Málaga and Havana. Near fine, with light creasing and toning, and some minor notes in pencil. Overall, a wonderful, kaleidoscopic archive that captures the final years of Hemingway. Housed in a custom maroon clamshell box, with spine lettered in gilt. In this small archive of telegrams, Ernest Hemingway writes to his rich American expatriate friend, Nathan William (“Bill”) Davis, and friend and editor A. E. Hotchner. In the summer of 1959, Ernest and Mary Hemingway stayed at Bill and Annie Davis’ home, “La Consula,” in Málaga while Ernest gathered materials for a Life magazine piece on a bullfighting rivalry between two brothers, Luis Miguel Dominguín and Antonio Ordóñez. Eventually, the piece ballooned to more than 100,000 words, and Hemingway enlisted the help of A. E. Hotchner to pare it down. Titled “The Dangerous Summer,” the piece was released in Life in three installments in 1960. It was published posthumously in book form in 1985 and is considered to be Hemingway’s last major work. In these telegrams, among other things, Hemingway writes to Davis about the bullfights and the prospect of returning to Málaga in the summer of 1960, and to Hotchner about edits to “The Dangerous Summer.”. Item #EH286