Ernest Hemingway in the Yellowstone High Country

ByChris Warren

$19.95

In the 1930s, iconic American author Ernest Hemingway spent five summers at a ranch on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. Here he did some of his best writing, and his experiences in the mountains are connected to twelve of his most famous works, includingFor Whom the Bell Tolls. Hemingway declared that the ranch near the small, wilderness town of Cooke City, Montana, on the edge of Yellowstone, was one of his favorite places to write in the world, on par with Paris and Madrid.

Yet Hemingway’s time in the Yellowstone High Country has never been thoroughly examined—until now. After years of painstaking research, author Chris Warren takes readers on an astonishing journey into one of the most important periods in the life of one of the world’s most important writers. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Hemingway was at his best—as a man, father, and writer—when he was in the Yellowstone High Country, and in this fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable book, Warren examines what Hemingway did here, what he wrote here, and how his experiences and the people he met here shaped his life and work. This is a Hemingway that few readers knew existed, living in a place that few scholars knew was so essential to his writing.

Format:

Format: Paperback
Size: 7 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-60639-114-3
Author: Chris Warren
Pages: 168
Interior: over 50 black and white photos and 1 map
List Price: $19.95
Published: July 2019

Hemingway in Wyoming and Montana Conference postponed until 2021

It is with a heavy heart, but with great optimism for the future, that the Board of the Hemingway Foundation and Society announces the postponement of the Hemingway in Wyoming and Montana Conference until July 18-24, 2021 (circumstances permitting). This is necessary to safeguard the health of our members and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Author Chris Warren, a resident of Cooke City, Montana, has spent years researching Hemingway’s connection to the area. In 2018 he presented a paper on Hemingway’s final short story, which was set in Cooke City, to the Hemingway Society in Paris, France. Warren’s research was instrumental in bringing the society’s biennial conference to Cooke City, Montana, and Sheridan, Wyoming, in 2020.

"Ernest Hemingway in the Yellowstone High Country" chosen as one of four honor books by the 2019 Montana Book Award Committee

Ernest Hemingway in the Yellowstone High Country by Chris Warren, published by Riverbend Publishing. Hemingway’s time in the Yellowstone High Country has never been thoroughly examined. After years of painstaking research, author Warren takes readers on an astonishing journey into one of the most important periods in the life of one of the world’s most important writers. Warren examines what Hemingway did in Yellowstone, what he wrote, and how his experiences and the people he met shaped his life and work. This is a Hemingway that few readers knew existed, living in a place that few scholars knew was so essential to his writing.

The Montana Book Award was founded by the Friends of the Missoula Public Library in 2001 and winners are selected by a committee of individuals representing areas throughout Montana. Members of the 2019 Montana Book Award committee include Gloria Behem, Chester; Marje Doyle, Missoula; Amanda Allpress, Missoula; Della Dubbe, Helena, Hannah Mundt, Bozeman, Mary Drew Powers, Whitefish; Kim Siemsen, Glendive; Debbie Stewart, Great Falls; and Gavin Woltjer, Billings.

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