Papa Hemmingway in Key West 1928-1940 Author:James McLendon In Key West Ernest Hemingway created and became his own living legend. Drinking with his "Mob" at Sloppy Joe's, breaking Wallace Stevens' jaw at a party, he self consciously constructed the swaggering, machismo image known to the world as "Papa." — Hemingway's 12 years in Key West have never been explored in depth, yet they were the most crucial ... more »and prolific years of his life. It's all here - the burst of creativity which produced over 5 books, his passionate discovery of fishing and the sea, his love affair with Martha Gellhorn and the dissolution of his second marriage, and much more. PAPA is a unique and penetrating look at the man and his myth. In the words of one critic "James McLendon makes Hemingway live again."