When I attended the 2019 Modern Language Association meeting in Chicago, I had the privilege of hearing Michelle E. Moore give a talk as part of a panel on “Hemingway's Chicago Style.” Her presentation, arising from this book under review, was exemplary. Based on meticulous archival research—including physical analysis of books Ernest Hemingway had actually handled—she demonstrated the extent to which Hemingway had been influenced as a youth by a relative who was a successful Chicago businessman. I was very impressed by what I heard, so when I received the offer to review this book, I was excited about seeing what else she had to say.

Chicago and the Making of American Modernism provides chapter-length studies of Chicago-based authors Henry Blake Fuller, Harriet Monroe, Sherwood Anderson, Edgar Lee Masters, and Chicago suburb resident Ernest Hemingway. Along with these, the book also includes chapters on three writers who did not live...

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