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"What is compelling in Fruscione's study is the way he extends these biographical skirmishes to the authors' writing, and how he discovers in them an intertextual back-and-forth that makes the contest less about professional jealousy and stature-jockeying than aesthetics. The book takes a persuasive ride through both major and minor works to demonstrate the differences involve so much more than polysyllables and dictionaries." --Kirk Curnutt, Professor & Chair of English, Troy University. See thehemingwayproject.com/.
"Fruscione adds a critical dimension to his book that distinguishes it from other biographical treatments of the Faulkner-Hemingway rivalry. While demonstrating the ways in which a literary relationship can exemplify the principle of iron sharpening iron, Fruscione has also forged a work of considerable merit and originality." --Neil Stubbs for The Hemingway Review, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
“Joseph Fruscione takes a long and always responsible look at the important and fascinating subject of the Faulkner-Hemingway rivalry, demonstrating along the way that there were losses to both writers, but, however perversely it seems to be, there were also enormous gains for their writing. It contributes significantly to the scholarship on these two literary giants, as well as shedding light on the intriguing ways rivalry can diminish the individual who writes the book even as it spurs him on to do more and often enough write better books.” —George Monteiro, professor emeritus of English, Brown University