Reviews of the Hemingway Log

Although some before him have tried to compile a chronology of Hemingway’s life and works, none to my knowledge have come close to attaining Brewster Chamberlin’s achievement in The Hemingway Log: a veritable ‘daybook’ companion to the man, with incisive interpretations and literary asides beautifully interwoven.  This is a work of art of a certain kind.”

Paul Hendrickson, author of Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost

“Brewster Chamberlin knows the territory, especially Key West.  His wide-ranging and witty Hemingway Log paints in the artistic background against which Hemingway did his writing, and retouches the portrait by correcting dozens of biographical errors.”

Scott Donaldson, author of The Impossible Craft: Literary Biography and Fitzgerald and Hemingway: Works and Days

Brewster Chamberlin’s perspicacious scholarship and research, his vivid sense of story and style, and his illuminating annotations of Hemingway’s cultural milieu are here admirably combined to make this book and indispensable resource and a joy to read.

H.R. Stoneback, author of Reading Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and President, The Hemingway Foundation & Society

[the book] “provides a consummate resource and guide to Hemingway’s life, in an accessible, easy-to-read format.  Its contents run from1835 (the birth of Mark Twain) through 2013 (the publication of the second volume of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway).  The inclusion of material from before and after Hemingway’s death — we are all aware of how prolific he has been from the grave — usefully contextualizes his biography as well as his ongoing critical and popular legacy.”  Justin Mellette, Penn State University, the Hemingway Review, Spring 2016