Literary Life tells the story of Hemingway the writer by
concentrating on four periods of his best work, shaped in part by study
of the correspondence between him and his four wives--and in the case
of Mary Welsh, his last wife, of her diary and her autobiography. Focus
falls on the Hadley Richardson period (In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises), the Pauline Pfeiffer years (A Farewell to Arms), the Martha Gellhorn period (For Whom the Bell Tolls) and the last (The Old Man and the Sea).