This study explores evidence that Ernest Hemingway read much more of James Joyce’s Ulysses than has been previously assumed and also discusses Hemingway’s reception of his unbound press copy via Joyce’s request to Harriet Shaw Weaver that she then relayed to Sylvia Beach. Regarding the question of Hemingway’s second copy of Ulysses, mentioned by his biographer Michael S. Reynolds, the study confirms that Valerie Hemingway now owns that copy, and there is an examination of how deeply Ulysses influenced Hemingway including his glowing letters about the book to Maxwell Anderson and Ezra Pound, his inscription to Joyce in a first-edition copy of A Farewell to Arms, and his reference to Ulysses in his posthumously published novel Islands in the Stream. It is suggested that further exploration of what Hemingway learned from Ulysses is warranted.


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