Ernest Hemingway: Islands in the Stream

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Islands in the Stream (1970) was the first of Ernest Hemingway's novels to be published posthumously. Like his posthumously published sketches of his early life in Paris, A Moveable Feast (1964), Islands in the Stream was edited by the writer's widow, Mary Hemingway, who was assisted in the editing of the novel by Charles Scribner, Jr. Mrs. Hemingway prefaced the book with a note stating that she and Scribner had merely corrected spelling and punctuation errors and made some cuts that she was sure that Hemingway would have made himself.

Publication of the book was awaited eagerly because of statements Hemingway had made about the number of completed books that he had stored in the vaults of the Bank of …

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Fleming, Robert E.. "Islands in the Stream". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 October 2002
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